Injured in an assault or battery?
Call Evan, a San Diego Battery and Assault Attorney! He regularly handles claims against bars and clubs and violent security guards. Evan has settled this claims pre-suit, during suit, and has taken them to trial.
These cases can be difficult. Oftentimes the people involved are intoxicated. And things happen quickly it’s hard to know who touched who first. Call Evan, who can help you think through these issues!
Also, it’s important to act quickly. A lot of times these incidents are caught on surveillance camera. But if the bar doesn’t get a “spoliation” letter from an attorney, they often destroy the evidence. Don’t let that happen!
What Claims Can Be Made Against Security Guards?
It depends, but generally speaking here are some common claims.
Battery and assault. Battery and assaults are intentional torts, which means they shouldn’t be covered by liability insurance. But that doesn’t mean you can’t recover. Instead, contact a San Diego Battery and Assault Lawyer who can identify all potential causes of action and all liable parties.
You could have a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Here is Evan’s blog post about it: “Telephone Death Threats, Unreasonable Drug Tests, and Other Extreme and Outrageous Conduct: Exploring the Intense World of IIED.”
Claims can also be made against the guards’ employer, like the bar. Generally, these claims are known as negligent training, hiring, and supervision claims.
What Damages Are Recoverable In A Lawsuit Against Security Guards?
- Past medical expenses or bills;
- Future medical expenses or bills;
- Past lost wages;
- Future lost wages;
- Impairment of earning capacity (e.g., inability to earn as much money as before);
General damages (e.g., pain, suffering, mental anguish).
- And you may be entitled to punitive damages. Read Evan’s blog for more info: Act and Be Damned: The Law on California Punitive Damages.
Here’s some more info: Personal Injury Damages Calculator.
Read Evan’s blog to learn what to do if a bouncer punches you in the face (cases Evan has handled): “A bouncer punches you in the face. Who do you sue?“
Should You Talk To The Police After A Bar Assault?
Yes! It’s important to make a report and get the report number from the police. Sometimes they will investigate the incident and look into criminal charges. Sometimes, however, they side with the guards and bar. If so, don’t give up! Evan has helped clients even when the police think the client is at fault.
Read this: Can A Guard Remove You From A Bar?
Attacked at a bar? You should contact Evan, a San Diego Battery and Assault Lawyer!
If you have suffered personal injuries from a battery or an assault, contact Evan, a San Diego Battery and Assault Lawyer. His office is in La Jolla, and he represents personal injury clients in La Jolla, Bird Rock, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, UTC, and all throughout San Diego County. Evan brings the responsible parties to account so his clients receive full and fair compensation.
Call (858) 324-6606 for your free consultation.