Repeated violence at nightclub prompts safety, security questions

March 6th, 2012 - by DKRPA

When you enjoy a night on the town with friends or family, one thing you and your loved ones should not have to be concerned about is premises liability. There is an expectation that restaurants, bars and other establishments will meet safety regulations and learn from any prior violations or mistakes to ensure their patrons are as safe as possible.

There are many negative factors affiliated with nightclubs – poorly lit areas, large crowds and the consumption of alcohol by customers all contribute to this reputation of premises liability. They have to take every precaution with security and their facilities so that their customers feel safe.

One nightclub in Palm Beach, Florida is under heavy scrutiny after two people were shot early Saturday morning. Both people were taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries and were listed in critical condition over the weekend. The gunman has not been arrested as local authorities continue to investigate the shooting.

This is not the first time this nightclub has had shots fired on their premises. In fact, just last month three people who frequented the club were shot and had to be hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

It seems apparent that there is a clear threat of violence at this nightclub. Given recent events, one would think that the nightclub would improve security protocols to ensure premises liability incidents, such as these shootings, do not happen. The reckless actions that have occurred at this nightclub point to unsafe conditions and possible negligence on the part of the club’s owners.

Source: Palm Beach Post, “Two in critical condition after Club Black Diamond shooting,” Bill DiPaolo, Mar. 3, 2012