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Nightclub employees and the nightclub itself may be liable for personal injuries sustained by patrons on the premises. In situations where security personnel or other nightclub employees become overly aggressive, there may be a valid claim for assault. In this case too, the injured person can sue the employee and the nightclub.
In many situations, bar employees will not have the money to compensate an injured bar patron. Therefore, by suing the employee and the nightclub, the injured patron is more likely to receive adequate compensation for his or her injuries.
A nightclub, similar to an apartment, can be held legally responsible for injuries occurring on the business’s property. Under the theory of premises liability, a nightclub may be liable for guest injuries on the property caused by a bar employee’s negligence. For example, if a bar patron is injured in a slip and fall on a spilled drink that was not cleaned up within a reasonable time, the customer may be able to may sue the nightclub for negligence.
Nightclubs and apartments have a general duty to exercise reasonable care in maintaining the property and keeping the premises in a reasonably safe condition. Where apartments or the nightclub fail to exercise reasonable care, they are considered to be in breach. A breach is a wrongful act. For example, a nightclub breaches it’s duty to bar patrons when a rotted bar stool breaks and injures a bar patron. In that case, the breach is the act of not maintaining safe bar stools.
An important element in any apartment or club security claim is causation. An injured bar patron must prove that the nightclub caused the harm or injury. It must be foreseeable to the nightclub that its actions or failure to act could cause injuries to its guests. Causation can relieve the nightclub of liability in many situations. An intoxicated person may simply fall on the dance floor and suffer a concussion and a broken wrist. The nightclub did not cause this injury and is therefore not liable. There are some injuries that cannot be avoided or prevented with safety measures and precautions.
The last and most easily provable element of a premises liability claim is damages. The term “damages” simply means the injury or harm suffered by the plaintiff in a lawsuit. The person suing the nightclub must prove that he or she was harmed or injured. Where a nightclub is found liable, the injured person may recover damages including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and mental anguish.
If you have been hurt at an apartment or night club contact Todd today for a free case evaluation.