PRECISION LITIGATION

Family files negligent security claim after loss of loved one

On Behalf of | Jan 17, 2022 | Negligent Security |

While security measures at public venues such as nightclubs might help limit certain safety risks, these measures might not prove fruitful if exceptions are made. Should security personnel in Georgia fail to check for weapons, even among acquaintances of high-status visitors, the ramifications could prove dire. A family in another state has filed a lawsuit against a night club and local musician Jack Harlow after a shooting incident led to the death of a loved one. 

Shooting incident 

According to reports, the incident took place as the victim was attending an event that was hosted by a local nightclub. During the event, an altercation reportedly erupted between a local musician and his DJ. The lawsuit states that shots were fired during the altercation and that the woman was struck and killed by a stray bullet. 

According to the lawsuit, security staff members allowed both the musician and DJ to bypass security measures at the event. The family claims that had they taken the proper precautions, they might have located the weapon and stopped the fatal shooting from taking place. The surviving loved ones of the victim have since filed a lawsuit against the both the nightclub and the musician, accusing both parties of negligent security. 

Seeking advice 

Individuals who suffer the loss of someone close due to the presence of negligent security measures may be left with questions about their available legal avenues. Following such a loss, a person in Georgia could choose to speak with an attorney for guidance on the next steps to take to seek accountability through the civil justice system. Such advice could prove integral to helping a person better prepare to seek the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against all parties deemed responsible.