Legal Recourse For Victims of Restaurant Shootings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent is a lawyer who represents shooting victims in civil lawsuits. Below, Kent shared legal options available to these victims:
Property owners of places like restaurants and bars must ensure that their property is secure. Legally these owners must establish safety measures that prevent any reasonably foreseeable violent crimes. This may include things like well-lit parking lots and video surveillance.
A violent crime victim may be able to sue a property owner if there was negligent security on the premises. However, a victim’s lawyer must also prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable in order for there to be grounds for a lawsuit.
A reasonably foreseeable crime is one that occurs on a property with a history of violent crime yet the owner did nothing to improve security measures. Therefore, a property owner may be held liable for a crime victim’s injuries if the crime was reasonably foreseeable and occurred on a property with negligent security.
Kennady is a rising senior at Fordham University. She is studying New Media and Digital Design with a concentration in commerce. Her passion while writing for Legal Herald is to help inform and educate people with their rights and options during a time of need.