Every years thousands of visitors of nighttime establishments including concerts, bars nightclubs and sporting arenas suffer serious injuries due to acts of violence perpetrated against them by other patrons and or facility security personnel. Victims of serious injuries due to the intentional or negligence conduct of others are entitled to full and just compensation.
About Our law Firm: The Normandie Law Firm specializes in cases involving individual who have suffered harm due to a lack of security or intentional acts of conduct by security personal in Los Angeles and the rest of Southern California.
Common club Injuries
Some of the most common injuries attributable to acts of violence in nighttime establishments including bars and nightclubs are as follows.
• Stabbing and gunshot wounds resulting in severe organ damage and organ failure.
• Head trauma resulting in traumatic brain injury.
• Spinal cord damage including nerve injury, paraplegia and quadriplegia.
• Facial injuries including broken teeth, scarring, broken nose and facial lacerations.
• Broken or cracked ribs and other bones in the body.
• Eye injuries including blinding due to puncture wounds.
• Emotional trauma – including PTSD, stress, anxiety and depression.
Premises Liability Laws Protect the Rights of Visitors:
Under premises liability laws the owner of a property must take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable acts of crime perpetrated by either other patrons or intentional acts of harm by security guards. In determining the forseeability of a violent or criminal act courts must consider several elements.
• What was the foreseeability of the harm to the injured victim.
• Was there and what was the policy of the establishment in preventing violent acts.
• What was the causal connection between the injury suffered and the negligent or wrongful acts of the property owner.
Filing a Negligence Based Personal Injury Lawsuit Against Property Owners
Negligence based lawsuits are predicated on proving several elements described in detail below.
1. The liable party owed a duty to care to the injured individual – property owners owed a general duty of care to visitors to protect from and or warn of all known dangers in their property.
2. The liable party breach his or her duty of care – This can be shown by a lack of proper security or use of security which poses a harm to the patron.
3. The breach of the duty result in the accident or violent act.
4. The incident or violent act resulted in severe harm to the plaintiff.
Compensation Available for Injured Victims Security Guard Assault or Battery:
Victims of assault and battery by security guards or acts of violence in nighttime establishments due to a lack of proper security are entitled to compensation under California personal injury laws for all harms suffered. A Detailed list of damages compensable in a personal injury lawsuit is provided below.
• All physical harm suffered including cost of medical care, future medical expenses, doctors visits, prescription drug medication and future medical and rehabilitation care.
• Pain and suffering including emotional trauma, Post traumatic stress.
What Is the Value of My Case:
How do you determine case value? In cases where the injured party suffered serious injuries it is more apparent to identify the value of your case. However, in cases where the injuries are more hidden, locating the injuries may be challenging. Case value is determined by looking at the damage the injury caused to the plaintiffs life. How has the injury changed the life of the injured party and what will it take to return that person to the pre‐injury state? In more severe cases the damage is not reversible. This is true in cases where the patron was savagely beaten and suffered life altering brain damage or irreversible neck and back trauma. These injuries are even more serious when they involve weapon. In such cases the damage can be so significant.
A true assessment of the value of your case can only be made after observing all of your injuries. In certain cases the injuries you have sustained can take months to manifest. This is particularly true in cases where you have a potential brain injury or other long term non‐visible injury.
Statute of Limitation for Filing a Lawsuit:
The Statute of Limitations is the timing deadline an individual has to file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. In the state of California the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit against a private entity is two years from the date of the injury. Claims against government entities must be filed file the agency in question within 180 days (6 months) from the date of the accident or injury.
Attorney Assistance: The personal injury attorneys at our law firm are proud to provide legal services to their community. All legal confidential legal consultations are provide free of charge. To contact our law firm feel free to call out office toll free (800)790-5422