According to WHAM, a shooting occurred in the parking lot of Tommy Boy's Bar located at 145 Railroad Ave, Newark, NY 14513.
At around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, a man was shot in the lower extremities after a dispute. The victim was airlifted to the hospital for treatment but is said to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville fights for justice for injured victims and their families by filing civil lawsuits. As an experienced shooting victim lawyer, Laurence discusses who can be held liable for a bar shooting.
"Bar and nightclub owners have a legal commitment to ensure their property is safe for all that enter onto their premises. This legal commitment includes offering a duty of care that protects their patrons and staff from preventable crime, like shootings and stabbings. In addition to making sure that their patrons do not become disorderly due to being served too much alcohol, bar owners can reduce many risks through proper security. This may include hiring skilled bouncers, installing surveillance cameras, and having working lighting in their parking lots. The bar owner can be held liable if they fail to stick to their duty."
"Some incidents may have been avoided if there were sufficient security measures in place during the time of a preventable crime. A bar owner knows to be aware of the risk for fights, but if the crime is increasing, so should the bar's security. Victims injured from being shot at a bar or in its parking lot can learn more about their legal rights to file a lawsuit against the negligent bar owner by consulting with an experienced shooting victim lawyer. They may even be entitled to recover financial compensation for their losses."