Owners of bars, restaurants, hotels, and other public business property owners are responsible for taking reasonable measures to protect their patrons from injury caused by unruly, aggressive or inebriated customers.
(PRWEB) July 20, 2013
A woman had her arm shot off at Las Brisas Bar in West Palm Beach by a man with a 12-gauge shotgun. The woman's attorney, David Knight, a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, said the bar was allegedly negligent for failing to protect his client and keep her safe.
Knight and his client, Margaritta Sandoval, were interviewed by WPEC Channel 12 News on July 17, 2013.
“Owners of bars, restaurants, hotels, and other public business property owners are responsible for taking reasonable measures to protect their patrons from injury caused by unruly, aggressive or inebriated customers,” said Michael Steinger, a founding partner of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene.
According to CBS12 News (7.17.13), the incident started when Victor Martinez allegedly “inappropriately touched” Sandoval while they were inside the bar. She then allegedly threw a beer bottle at him. Following this, Martinez went outside, took a loaded shotgun out of his car and shot Sandoval while she was inside, standing near the establishment’s door.
In South Florida, if patrons are not safeguarded from harm, the property owners may be liable.
“If hired security guards were managing the security at this public property, the contractors, in addition to the property owners, might be held accountable for damage due to security negligence,” said Steinger.
Martinez was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, said CBS12 News.
Individuals who were injured in a bar fight, or were otherwise assaulted on the premises of a business or municipal property, contact the injury lawyers at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene for help receiving full and fair money damages for the injuries linked to the altercation.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients.
The CBS 12 story cited is “Woman's arm blown off by shotgun at West Palm Beach bar.”
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