NBC Miami has reported that a shootout occurred at the Chicagoan Bar located at 10702 NW 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33168.
During the early hours on Tuesday January 18, 2022, police were called to a shooting at the Miami-Dade bar. A man who was kicked out of the bar earlier for assaulting his female companion came back to fire multiple shots at the bar's front entry. Security guards returned fire, killing the suspect. One security guard was shot and injured in the shootout, along with three women. The security guard and two of the women were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and are reported to be in stable condition.
Attorney contributor Michael Haggard provides legal representation to bar shooting victims and their families in civil lawsuits. During a recent interview, Michael discussed some situations where victims can sue for bar shooting injuries.
"When a bar shooting occurs, it is essential to find and arrest any suspects. Criminal courts allow the perpetrator to be charged and sentenced for their crimes. However, bar shooting victims may also be able to file a civil lawsuit. When negligence is a factor, and it can be proven that security failed to prevent the crime, victims may be able to file against a third party like the bar owner."
"When a bar shooting happens due to inadequate security or another form of negligence by the bar owner, the bar owner can be held liable. For example, a bar owner may be deemed negligent if there were past incidents of violence, but the owner made no security improvements. Security improvements could include adding security guards and conducting weapons checks. In cases of negligence, bar shooting victims and their families may have a case for a lawsuit that could help them recover financial compensation."