Owners of bars and nightclubs have a duty to protect their patrons from violent acts and provide them with a safe atmosphere. Fun nights on the town can become ugly, especially when alcohol is involved, if managers and owners don't follow proper safety precautions to protect their customers.
If you've been the victim of a crime at a bar or nightclub in Pennsylvania, such as assault or battery, you may be able to seek compensation from the establishment where it happened. Call 800-724-5785 or fill out the form for a free consultation with Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., to see if you have a case.
Violent Crimes At Bars And Nightclubs
Violent crimes such as shootings, bar fights, stabbings or beatings happen all too frequently in a packed venue when alcohol is involved. Bars and club owners are liable for reasonably protecting their customers from these violent acts, as well as other conduct by their own employees or third parties.
If reasonable safety measures are not in place, a claim may be filed for premises liability or security negligence. An owner may be liable if people are allowed in with weapons or employees instigate or fail to prevent a fight. They may also be responsible for violent crimes occurring in their parking lot due to negligent security.
Negligent security can include lack of bouncers, video cameras and proper lighting, as well as failing to conduct proper background checks on employees.
Too often, innocent bystanders wind up suffering injuries or even wrongful death, due to lack of proper safety measures by a club or bar owner.
By pursuing justice with Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., you can help hold these owners responsible for implementing formal security policies and procedures to help prevent further crimes from taking place. Injuries can cost you physically, emotionally and financially — and you deserve compensation.
If you've been injured, assaulted or are a victim of any crime at a bar or nightclub, please call us at 800-724-5785 to schedule your free case evaluation. We can provide representation throughout all of central Pennsylvania and major metros, including Harrisburg, Lancaster, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York.