About the Incident: The incident happened before 8pm on Superbowl Sunday at 3rd Base LA located on Cahuenga Boulevard near Selma Avenue at 1562 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028. According to the authorities, a shooting left one man with gunshot wounds. Other guests suffered minor injuries due to falls as they ran out of the bar in a panic. The man was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. According to the police, the man was not cooperating with officers and about what lead to the shooting. The incident remains under investigation.
Unfortunately, incidents like these are common. Bars and similar establishments host these events because they know that many people will show up and business will be good. However, tension is high among fans during the Super Bowl. When you have guests from different teams within the same premises, and these guests are drinking, the probability of incidents is high. These events can result in different altercations, including fights, assaults, stabbings, and shootings, for example.
The property owners of these establishments have the duty to ensure that their premises remain safe for their guests. When property owners know that things are likely to get rowdy, it is essential that they take the necessary measures to reduce the risk of incidents. This might include hiring extra security, implementing searches or using metal detectors at the doors, requiring identification to enter (this is usual for most bars), making sure that there is appropriate surveillance, and stopping the sell of alcohol at the right time, for example.
Property owners fail their guests far too often. If you or a member of your family suffered injuries at the incident described above – whether due to gun violence or a fall from everyone panicking and trying to leave the premises – you could have the right to sue. For more information about the legal options available to you, we urge you to seek legal assistance with the experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible.
Possible Injuries at Bars during Super Bowl Parties
Tensions run high during the Super Bowl and other important sporting events. Unfortunately, things can take a turn to the worst very quickly. Of course, if there is a weapon involved, guests may sustain multiple injuries, including stab wounds, gunshot wounds, grazing wounds, etc. However, it is important to understand the panic that people experience when they either see a weapon or hear the weapon going off nearby. Guests can start running away from the property to try to get to safety. Unfortunately, this can cause guests to fall and potentially be trampled by other guests trying to reach safety; there could also be a crowd surge, although this is more likely in larger properties (like concert venues). Victims can suffer crushing injuries, broken bones, lacerations, bruises, and even asphyxiation (from being entrapped or crushed by people surging towards the exits trying to get to safety). Even minor falls can result in significant injuries if people are walking or running over you to try to exit.
If you or a member of your family were injured at the 3rd Base LA bar, it is important that you seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Property Owner Liability for Incidents
Are the owners of 3rd Base LA liable for the injuries resulting from the incident? Based on the details surrounding the claim, they could be liable. This is because property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for guests. They must be able to identify and address hazards before any incident occurs. If property owners fail to identify or fail to address hazards present on their premises, then they could be liable for all resulting harm. Of course, this also applies to any hazards represented by other guests on the premises.
Property owners have the duty to have appropriate security, including on-site security guards and surveillance cameras, check identification when necessary (at entry to bars), intervene when banter between guests escalates to arguments, ask guests to leave when they get too rowdy, cut guests off from alcohol, and physically remove guests from the premises when all other measures fail. These are just a few examples of what property owners can do to ensure the safety of their guests.
When property owners fail to identify and address dangerous conditions (even those presented by guests) before an incident occurs, then they can be liable for any resulting injuries – and they can be sued.
Can I Sue for the Injuries I Sustained at 3rdBase LA during the Super Bowl Party?
Yes, based on the details surrounding the incident and the injuries that you sustained, you could have grounds to sue the property owners. You could even be eligible to recover compensation. For more information about your legal options, it is important that you seek representation as soon as possible.
What Compensation is Available for Recovery?
Whether you suffered a fall (slip and fall or trip and fall), assault and battery, sexual assault, crowd surging incident, or any other incident that resulting in injuries, you could have the right to sue the property owner. Of course, you could also be eligible to recover compensation. Some of the different categories of compensation available for recovery may include the following: medical costs, lost earnings, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and legal fees. In cases where there was wrongful death, claimants could be entitled to the recovery of funeral/burial costs and loss of consortium.
Here at our law firm, our legal team is committed to getting our clients the maximum recovery available for their claims. You can trust that our team is ready to negotiate a fair settlement or take your claim to trial to reach a verdict – whatever is necessary to get you the highest payout available.
The Statute of Limitations – How Lond Do I Have to File My Claim?
Failing to file a lawsuit on time can result in losing the right to sue. Because of this, it is essential that claimants understand the time that they have to file their claims. All claims are subject to a statute of limitations; this determines the time that claimants have to file their claims. In California, injury claims (and wrongful death claims) are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This gives claimants only two years to file their claims. Because claims are time-sensitive, it is important that anyone even considering filing a lawsuit finds a lawyer as soon as possible to start the legal process. If you are ready to explore your legal options and fight for your rights, contact us today – do not risk losing your right to sue because of inaction.
Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Were you injured at 3rd Base LA? If so, you could have the right to sue. When the negligent actions of property owners ultimately contribute to incidents, it is important that they are held accountable. Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our legal team can help you. We have decades of experience and are ready to fight for your rights and get you the maximum recovery available for your claim. We are committed to remaining as accessible as possible to all; therefore, we offer free legal services. These free legal services include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our legal team will be available to answer all questions and address all concerns – making sure that claimants have access to all the information that they need to begin or even continue their claims (if they have already started the legal process elsewhere but are looking to switch lawyers.
We offer a Zero-Fee Guarantee, meaning that our clients will not have to pay any upfront legal costs for our legal services. In addition, our team works on contingency; this means that our clients will not be required to pay anything if their claims are unsuccessful.
If you are ready to speak with our injury attorneys, contact us today.