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Most people go to a bar to drink and maybe watch a game, not to get beat up by a bouncer. But sometimes bouncers forget they are there to protect, not pummel the customers.

And it’s not just bouncers in bars that can get out of hand. Situations like this happen wherever there is law enforcement or private security. Stadiums, arenas, racetracks, and similar venues are responsible for creating a safe atmosphere. If the people hired to keep you safe cause injuries instead, you should be compensated. In fact, if you are injured because there isn’t enough security, you deserve to be compensated as well.

What are the different kinds of assaults?

The most common types of assault cases we see at Bergener Mirejovsky are

  • Bar bouncer assaults
  • Injuries caused by security personnel
  • Injuries caused by a lack of security
  • Police abuse
  • Police excessive force
  • Police brutality
  • Police shootings
  • Police beatings
  • Abuse of power

This list doesn’t include every possible type of assault and it is always best to consult an attorney to see if you have a case.

How do I know if I have a case?

Just because the police already investigated and the D.A. decided it wasn’t worth going after the guy, doesn’t mean you’re out of options. You might still have a civil case. We may be able to help you go after the person at fault for damages, medical expenses, and compensation for pain and suffering.

How do you know if a venue has done enough to keep you safe? Sometimes it’s pretty obvious they haven’t. If you get hurt because only one security guard showed up to an Insane Clown Posse concert, you have a case. Other times it isn’t so easy to tell.

Let’s say you are at a game and get beat up by some 49ers fans. Whose responsibility is that? Obviously the people who beat you up – but what if those individuals can’t pay for your hospital bills?

Another responsible party might be the stadium or security company. How is it their fault? Well that depends on the level of security the stadium was providing. Obviously you don’t expect to be guarded by the Secret Service, but if it is determined that your injuries happened because the security was inadequate, you may have a case.

It can take a fair amount of investigation and a skilled attorney to navigate the legal mess that follows an assault. The best way to figure out if you have a claim is to talk to an expert.

Sweet James and his team can help you figure out if you have a case and how to move forward. Call 1-800-881-2021 to speak with a personal injury expert at Bergener Mirejovsky. All consultations are completely free and we are happy to speak to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.