On Tuesday around 9 p.m. police received a call for a shooting outside of the Seven restaurant located on 203 Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651.
Upon arrival, police found two men with gunshot wounds outside of the restaurant. The shooting was caused by an argument which led to a fight.
Both victims, the father and the son, were hospitalized but are in stable condition.
Attorney contributor Kevin Biniazan represents victims of criminal violence and their families in civil lawsuits. Kevin has some insight to share about the legal rights of restaurant shooting victims.
Restaurant owners are legally obligated to provide adequate security on their property in order to prevent violent crime. If a property owner fails to provide adequate security and someone is injured on-site, then the victim may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner.
Additionally, the crime that happened must have been reasonably foreseeable. Therefore, if a reasonably foreseeable shooting occurs at a restaurant with inadequate security, then the property owner may be held liable for the crime.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a restaurant shooting, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking with one of our crime victim attorneys.