Bar Fights and Negligent Security


Owners of bars, taverns and other establishments are responsible for keeping their premises safe for visitors. This means employing adequate security staff to prevent and break up fights.

If you have suffered injury due to assault in a bar from another patron, or from a bar bouncer, the attorneys at Trapp & Geller can help you explore your legal options. We have achieved outstanding results for numerous clients from Chicago, throughout Cook County and across Illinois.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 312-818-2591 to discuss your case with an experienced Cook County bar fight attorney.

Negligent Security In Illinois Bars

Generally speaking, if a premises has a history of criminal activity, the owner bears a greater responsibility in preventing further assaults, robberies and other crimes. All bar owners must take certain steps to ensure the safety of patrons, whether the bar is in a high-crime area or not.

Examples of bar owner negligence include:

  • Security staff and bouncers failing to prevent or intervene in a bar fight
  • Inadequate lighting in parking lots, vestibules and other areas adjacent to the bar
  • Serving patrons too much alcohol, which can lead to an intoxicated patron causing an injury by assault or drunk driving (dram shop liability)
  • Failure to maintain locks and security systems
  • Blocking emergency exits
  • Failure to warn patrons of known dangers

Bar owners are responsible for more than security. Like other property owners, they must maintain the premises to minimize the risk of slip-and-fall accidents and other types of accidents. Our lawyers are well-versed in Illinois premises liability law and can help you pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered due to negligent security and other forms of negligence by property owners.

Concert Security In Illinois And Chicago

Trapp & Geller has handled numerous cases alleging negligent security against various concert promoters and security companies. If you have been to a concert and a fight broke out and you were injured, we will aggressively represent you for your injuries. If you had a slip and fall at a concert and were injured our attorneys will investigate all aspects of the case to find the liable parties from the cleaning companies, security personnel and ushers.

Contact Our Chicago Bar Fight, Concert And Negligent Security Attorneys

If you have been injured due to a bar fight, we are here to help you explore your legal options. Contact us today online or by telephone at 312-818-2591 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Chicago bar fight attorney.

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