Common Causes of Nightclub Accidents and Injuries

nightclub injury attorneyLos Angeles is known for its social scene. On any night of the week, thousands of residents and tourists head to nightclubs in the greater Los Angeles area to socialize with their friends, meet knew people, have a few drinks and simply have fun. However, going to a nightclub is not always fun and games. These establishments carry a high risk of accidents and injuries to patrons. Most of these accidents and resulting injuries happen as a result of the negligence of the nightclub owner and/or its employees.

Causes of Night Club Accidents

Similar to other property and business owners, nightclub owners are required under the law to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition for all patrons and visitors. Some examples of negligent actions of club owners or their staff that can lead to accidents are discussed below:

  • Serving too much alcohol to patrons who then become disruptive and disorderly
  • Permitting individuals who are already too intoxicated and belligerent to enter the nightclub
  • Failing to provide adequate security in and around the premises
  • Hiring bouncers or companies that allow their bouncers to wrongfully assault the patrons
  • Allowing hazardous conditions, such as objects or obstacles in walkways, to remain on their premises
  • Failing to provide adequate lighting
  • Locking emergency exits
  • Allowing the crowd to exceed the capacity of their club
  • Allowing patrons to enter the premises with dangerous weapons
  • Having dangerous pyrotechnics
  • Violating other safety code provisions

These are only some of the examples of negligence that can result in serious injuries to individuals at nightclubs. When an individual enters a nightclub, he or she is not thinking about the potential dangers that may ultimately result in serious injuries. That is not the point of a nightclub outing. However, if and when a nightclub accident occurs, the resulting injuries can be serious. Common injuries suffered in nightclub accidents include:

What To Do After a Night Club Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in a nightclub accident, you should consider the following important steps to protect your legal rights:

  • Immediately report the accident to the manager or owner, if you are physically able to do so
  • Call the police to come to the scene and prepare a report
  • Write down the contact information for all witnesses to the incident
  • Take photographs of the accident scene and/or of any individuals involved in the incident
  • Seek immediate medical attention
  • Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who specifically handles these types of cases

Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney in Los Angeles

If you or a loved one has been injured in a nightclub accident that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of the owner and/or the staff, you may be entitled to compensation. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an experienced accident attorney in Los Angeles, call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas today at 888.848.5084.

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