Every day of the week, New York City residents are fortunate to have a plethora of dining and entertainment options at their doorsteps. In addition to the numerous bars and nightclubs that permanently call the city home, residents and tourists alike readily flock to special sporting events and concert venues.
While activities like celebrating at a bar, watching the big game or singing along at a concert are often associated with having fun; bar and venue owners must take steps to ensure for the safety and security of customers and members of the public.
Any event or activity where alcohol, crowds and adrenaline are in the mix increases the likelihood that fights may erupt. To prevent things from getting out of control and patrons and members of the public from suffering injuries, bars and sporting and concert venues must ensure that adequate security measures are in place.
In addition to preventing or breaking up possible fights, safety measures should also be implemented to aid in crowd control and to protect against possible sexual assaults. Business and venue owners who fail to hire enough security staff members or plan adequately for crowd control, may be negligent if injuries or deaths result from a bar fight or surging concert crowd.
The New York City attorneys at Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP help personal injury victims who have suffered injuries due to inadequate and negligent security. In cases where an individual is assaulted at a bar or injured at a concert, it’s wise to explore one’s legal options.