Orange County Bar Assault Case Attorneys
Assisting Individuals in Santa Ana with Filing a Personal Injury Claim Arising from a Bar Assault.
People go to bars and nightclubs to celebrate special events, and no one goes into a bar asking to be injured. All too often, however, bar fights and other assaults occur. In some cases, when these incidents happen, the bar could be responsible – especially in cases where security on the premises was negligent, inadequate, or altogether absent.
If you or someone you love has recently been injured in an assault that took place at a bar, the Orange County bar assault case attorneys at Hess & Nghiem are here to help. Our legal team could bring a personal injury claim on your behalf and assist you with recovering the monetary compensation that you deserve for your injuries.
You can call us today at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more about how we could assist you with your personal injury legal matter today.
Premises Liability Claims
In many instances, assault incidents at bars happen because of negligent security and premises liability concerns. Individuals who visit a bar, restaurant, or other business that is open to the public should reasonably expect that the premises will be free and safe from all hazards and defects. When premises owners fail to warn about or correct premises defects, and a patron is injured on the premises, then the premises owner could be held responsible for any resulting injuries and damages.
More specifically, in the State of California, business owners are required to provide all of the following on their premises:
- Working locks
- Sufficient lighting
- Adequate staffing
- Well-trained and experienced security guards
In the event a bar bouncer or security guard does not properly take action to prevent a patron from suffering harm caused by another guest, then the premises owner could be liable for the injuries and damages that result from the incident. The same could be true if a security guard or doorman uses excessive force in the process of removing a boisterous guest from the bar – or when a security guard physically attacks a bar patron.
History of Violence at a Bar
If you are in the process of pursuing a premises liability claim against the bar owner, it is important to know whether the bar in question has a history of fighting or violence associated with it. In cases where nightclubs and bars have a history of violence, their owners owe patrons a duty to be aware of those risks – and more importantly – to take corrective measures to avoid such violence again, such as by hiring additional security personnel. When the bar owner fails in this regard, he or she could be liable for any injuries sustained by a bar patron in a subsequent bar fight.
Call our Orange County Bar Assault Case Attorneys Today
If you have been assaulted and injured in a bar, the legal team at Hess & Nghiem could assist you with making a claim for damages. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with our Orange County bar assault case attorneys, please call us at (657) 333-5726 or contact us online to learn more.