Bar Fights 2017-11-19T17:27:21+00:00

BAR FIGHT ATTORNEY SAN DIEGO – BAR FIGHT LAWYER CARLSBAD – BAR FIGHT ATTORNEY OCEANSIDE

BAR/CLUB LIABILITY FOR INJURIES RESULTING FROM FIGHTS

Patron Bar Fights Generally

Bar fights are not uncommon, but what most bar and club patrons don’t understand is that bar and club owners are responsible for protecting them from foreseeable risks of harm. That includes protecting patrons from getting beat up by another bar patron. Bars and clubs can be held responsible for your injuries if you can prove one or more of the following:

(1) It allowed a person on the premises who has a known propensity for fighting;
(2) It allowed a person to remain on the premises whose conduct had become obstreperous and aggressive to such a degree It knew or ought to have known he endangered others;
(3) It had been warned of danger from an obstreperous patron and failed to take suitable measures for the protection of others;
(4) It failed to stop a fight as soon as possible after it started;
(5) It failed to provide a staff adequate to police the premises; or
(6) It tolerated disorderly conditions.

Special Events, Dancing and Live Entertainment

Bars and clubs are required to have certain licenses and permits in order to serve alcohol to customers and offer live entertainment, dancing and special events. These licenses have conditions that the bars and clubs must meet and in many cities, like San Diego, the bar is required have a certain number of licensed guards per patrons. If there aren’t enough guards, or if the guards aren’t sufficiently trained or licensed, the bar or club will be in violation of its licenses. This, of course, makes it more likely that the they will be considered responsible for the harm to the victim.

Bouncer on Patron Violence

Bouncers and guards are responsible for maintaining order in bars and clubs. Unfortunately, bouncers and guards are commonly filled with too much testosterone and take their jobs too far. As a consequence, instead of breaking up fights and keeping the peace, they end up assaulting and battering patrons for unjustifiable reasons. What the law says is that even if a bouncer or guard intentionally (rather than negligently) injures a patron, the bar is still responsible for the harm.

Why Choose Us?

This is a specialized area of law that not many attorneys have experience in, while we have handled multiple bar fight and stabbing cases and have successfully achieved compensation for our clients.

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