Legal Recourse For Bar Stabbing Victims and Their Families
Attorney contributor and gun crime lawyer Laurence Banville represents victims of bar shootings in civil lawsuits. Mr. Banville shares his thoughts on the legal options available to these victims and their families.
All commercial property owners have a legal duty to protect their patrons and employees from any preventable dangers. Part of this duty includes providing adequate security such as hiring security guards and installing surveillance cameras. Property owners must do everything in their power to prevent violent crime from injuring their customers and employees.
Bar owners that fail to fulfill this duty may be considered negligent. Generally speaking, in order for a bar owner to be held liable for a violent crime such as a stabbing or shooting, it must be considered reasonably foreseeable and needs to have only occurred due to negligent security. For instance, if the bar has had a prior history of violent crime and no security improvements were made, then the owner may be considered partially responsible for the crime that took place.
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