Many individuals visit nightclubs, bars, lounges, and other social hotspots to have a good time. They go out with their friends expecting to have fun. The last thing someone probably thinks about is if the nightclub is structurally safe. However, if you were injured because of negligence or inaction on the nightclub's part, you can sue for compensation.
Like other property owners, individuals who run a nightclub are responsible for maintaining safety protocols and adhering to regulations. The building must be up to code. The owners must practice care in safeguarding their premises from injuries. However, people do get hurt.
Common nightclub injuries caused by negligence include:
- Failure to keep premises clean, which leads to slips and falls
- Fires caused by pyrotechnics or faulty equipment
- Poor lighting making it difficult to see, leading to injury
- Lack of appropriate handrails on stairs or walkways, causing falls
If a patron is injured because of a nightclub employee, the employee can still be held accountable for injuries. Nightclubs often have security personnel or bouncers who are tasked with protecting the customers. However, in poor judgement, some workers use excessive and unwarranted force. If this happens, the injured party can bring a suit against the employee. If the bouncer or hired help is unable to pay for the injuries, the plaintiff can sue the nightclub for negligent security or negligent hiring.
You have a right to safe premises and respectful personnel when patronizing a nightclub. However, if you were injured because of the bar or lounge's negligence or inaction, you can sue them for appropriate compensation. Contact our San Antonio premises liability attorneys today. We will review your case and examine the details of the situation. We will then inform you of your rights and help you strategize the best plan of action. Call today for a free consultation.