NJ.com has reported that there was a shooting at Bryson’s Pub located at 3402 Cove Rd, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08109.
The shooting occurred just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2022. Police arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound to the face. Apparently, an argument sparked 42-year-old Carl Young to open fire on the victim in the parking lot. Young fled the scene but was apprehended shortly after and arrested. He is facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses.
Brian Kent, an attorney contributor for Legal Herald, has spent years representing bar shooting victims and their families in private civil litigation. He is regularly asked, "how much can I sue for being shot at a pub?" Below, he explains the legal options available for victims of bar or pub shootings.
"When a bar or pub patron is injured in a bar shooting, the victims and their families have legal rights, which may include financial compensation. However, a variety of circumstances will influence the settlement amount and outcome of the lawsuit. To better understand their options for filing a lawsuit, victims and their families should get legal guidance from an experienced bar shooting victim lawyer."
"The legal liability of a bar owner relies on its duty to maintain the safety of its employees and customers. Security cameras, ample parking lot lighting, and trained security bouncers are all examples of good security. When a shooting occurs on the premises of a bar or pub with insufficient security measures, the victims may be eligible to pursue a lawsuit based on negligence."
"The victim's legal representation will want to prove the shooting was foreseeable. When a bar is known to have a history of violent activity, the bar owner is responsible for improving its security in order to reduce the risks of danger to their partons. However, if they fail to increase their security, they can be liable for the damages. Many factors of the incident determine compensation, so victims and their families are urged to contact an experienced shooting victim lawyer to best explore their legal options."