Many people enjoy a fun night out at a nightclub, accompanied by friends or colleagues, but what happens when something goes wrong at a nightclub and someone is injured? Although typically we do not imagine nightclubs to be very dangerous, the combination of alcohol and large groups of people, poses a risk to everyone on the premises. In addition to physical violence, robbery and sexual assault also occur in clubs and bars. In fact, in recent years there has been a tremendous increase in rapes reported in clubs and bars.
Premises Liability Laws allow clubs to be held liable for injuries, losses and damages. Victims are entitled to pursue financial compensation claims if the harm was caused by negligence on the part of the club. The owner of the venue may be deemed negligent for failing to provide a safe environment. Club owners are aware of the risks associated with heavy drinking and large groups of people, and should act accordingly to maintain a safe environment for guests. Negligence may be established if the owner is found to have not provided adequate security, putting all guests safety at risk. Also, if violence, assault, or robbery takes place due to a patron that is overly intoxicated, the owner may be held liable for allowing excessive drinking. It should be noted that if a fight or brawl is agreed upon, or mutual, the club is generally not considered negligent.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a club, due to negligent acts on the part of the club, contact premises liability lawyers of Darfoor Law Firm at 1-833-DARFOOR to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine your options.
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