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Can People Assaulted In Bars Recover?

Draft BeerIn the early morning hours of October 11, 2015, a 21-year-old college baseball pitcher was dancing and enjoying himself at an Atlanta bar when his entire world was turned upside down. Four other men surrounded him and knocked him over1 with a punch to the head. One man then held the baseball player down while others hit and kicked him, with several blows connecting with his head. The victim of this violent attack was taken to the hospital where he was admitted to intensive care with a skull fracture, bleeding on his brain, and damage to his brain tissue. The successful athlete now faces a long and likely arduous road to recovery from his injuries.

Adequate security in bars

Any establishment is required to have adequate security measures in place to keep their patrons reasonably safe. Bouncers or security guards can be on duty to do the following:

  • Refuse to admit intoxicated individuals
  • Escort intoxicated or belligerent individuals from the premises
  • Help to break up altercations before serious injury occurs

 

Having such security is especially important in establishments that know they tend to have a particularly rowdy crowd. This often results in additional bouncers or guards in college bars, motorcycle bars, or places where similar groups tend to gather.

If a bar does not have security in place to keep the premises safe, any victims injured by assaults may be able to recover from the business for their medical bills, lost opportunities and income, and other related damages.2

Call for a free consultation with an Atlanta inadequate security attorney today

Bars, nightclubs, and similar establishments should know which security measures are necessary to protect their clientele from violence or other causes of injury. If a bar or club does not have the proper security and a patron is severely injured, the victim may be entitled to significant compensation from the establishment. Who pays your medical bills when injured in an assault? Contacting the right attorney is crucial to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.

References:

1http://www.cbs46.com/story/30370230/man-suffers-fractured-skull-brain-injury-after-bar-assault
2https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/damages

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