Bar Fights And Assaults By Bouncers
If you have been injured because of an assault in a bar, tavern night club by a patron, bouncer, security guard or other person, you may have a lawsuit. Our New York personal injury lawyers have decades of experience in handling personal injury lawsuits against bars and night clubs for assaults by bouncers. One of the most frequent questions that our NYC and White Plains bouncer assault lawyers are asked is "If a bouncer beat me up and assaulted me, can I sue the bar". The answer is Yes, in New York, bars are required to hire registered and properly trained security guards and if they go too far and injure a customer, the bar can be sued and is responsible for the bouncer's actions.
Our New York City and Westchester bouncer assault lawyers know that the law in New York requires landowners including club owners and bar owners to provide a safe premises. This includes protection from criminal acts, such as assaults of patrons by other customers, as well as the bar's employees. New York law requires that all security guards and bouncers be registered and have proper training. Too many bars in New York City and Westchester hire unlicensed security guards to work as bouncers and the result is that these unlicensed and untrained bouncers, do not react appropriately when a situation arises or overreact to a situation with unnecessary force. When a bar employee overreacts and assaults a patron, the bar can be sued for any resulting personal injuries which the patron suffered.
Our Manhattan personal injury lawyers who handle bouncer assault cases know that bouncers and security staff that are supposed to just restrain people who get into arguments and escort them out and eject them separately, get personally involved or take things to far. Often bouncers are on steroids, have short tempers and something to prove. Sometimes the bars are even using gang members or convicted felons as security guards. More recently our New York attorneys who handle bouncer assault cases have seen an increase in bouncers that do mixed martial arts, and these trained fighters can inflict serious injuries on an untrained bar patron or college kid. Our Westchester bar assault lawyers in recent years have seen an increase in more serious injures resulting from altercations with bouncers including broken noses, fractured orbital bones and fractured jaws. Our New York City attorneys who handle bouncer assault cases have even seen an increase in women who are being assaulted by bouncers in bars and clubs. Bouncers are known to abuse their power and assault the bar’s customers, and often engage in excessive force in response to minor instigation. These security guards are supposed to be trained to know how to safely handle even people who are intoxicated, without causing injury. When bars and clubs hire security who are not qualified, not properly trained or unlicensed, the bar can be held liable for injuries caused by the unqualified guards or overly aggressive bouncers. New York State law and the New York City Administrative Code required that all security guards who work in bars, clubs or any other place which sells alcohol be licensed and registered with the State. Likewise every bar is supposed to perform due diligence in researching the background of their candidate. Our New York personal injury lawyers have handled numerous cases involving injuries from fights in bars and assaults by bouncers.
Our bar assault lawyers know the industry and have extensive experience in obtaining the proof to prove the case. Our Westchester and Manhattan personal injury lawyers, know that nowadays, bars and clubs have video cameras everywhere. Our attorneys also know that if you don't act quickly, the video can disappear. Our attorneys have had great success in both the Westchester Supreme Court and the New York City Courts when we file a lawsuit immediately and get a Court order preventing the establishment from allowing the video evidence to disappear or be recorded over. Often this surveillance video evidence is the best evidence that wins cases.
Our personal injury lawyers have expertise in identifying the prior incidents of violence in a bar. Our attorneys often get all of the State Liquor Authority records which documents assaults, violations of New York’s Alcohol and Beverage Law and instances of disorderly conduct. A pattern of violence is powerful evidence of a need for security or more security and can be of tremendous value in establishing liability.
Our New York lawyers have handled cases involving the New York bar scene, the New York City (Manhattan) club scene and the Yonkers, Queens and Bronx Latin Clubs and Dance halls. For a consultation with our New York City bar assault lawyers in our Manhattan Office call (212) 858-0503 or for a consultation in our White Plains office call (914) 574-8330.
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