Many tourists and locals alike enjoy South Florida’s many attractions and nightlife. There are many bars and nightclubs in the region, which provide the perfect atmosphere to hang out with friends, drinking, and dancing. But nobody likes to feel unsafe. It is part of our nature. False reassurances, besides being untherapeutic, don’t keep anybody safe. In fact, there is a dark side to the nightlife, which may not be caught on surveillance cameras at many bars and clubs in Aventura. In other words, these places are not as secure as they might seem. Whether due to inadequate security or any other factor, an Aventura negligent security attorney can help you figure out what’s the best legal course of action when injured at a bar or nightclub.
There are premises liability laws in Florida regarding insufficient or inadequate security. These laws help protect visitors from any violent or criminal activity. Nightclub owners are not required to protect their guests against injury or harm but they are required to provide adequate security in order to prevent any dangerous incidents from happening. The legal term used for these types of incidents is “reasonably foreseeable harm,” which basically means nightclub owners are responsible to implement the right security measures. There are several factors that must be considered when analyzing these cases such as the location of the nightclub, whether alcohol was served all night, the age of patrons, and any other major violent incidents over the past.
Some people are injured by security personal at nightclubs that may panic and overreact at a given scenario. Some of these guards have poor training and perhaps fail to properly screen out club attendees. Even the use of excessive force, or violent behavior can result in a fight, physical injuries, and other damages. Unless security employees are protecting others from harm, they can’t remove someone from the premises by force.
Bars and nightclubs are not the only places with alleged negligent security. Other places such as airplanes, ships, buses, limousines, and even taxis can be very unsafe for both locals and tourists. Some common incidents in these places due to insufficient or inadequate security include robberies, rapes, assaults, and attacks.
If you or a loved one were injured at a nightclub or bar in South Florida, it is possible you have suffered significant injuries and financial losses. It is important you contact an Aventura personal injury attorney immediately to investigate the circumstances leading to this type of violence or criminal activity. We understand how these laws work and how they can be applied to your specific case. You can recover damages from the property owners or any other parties responsible for the incident. Call us today and we will not disappoint you.