Butler, PA asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania

Q: Do I have rights and doI need a Lawyer?

Recently my son, 23 yrs of age, was at a nightclub and was removed from the establishment; right or wrong is not the point. In the process of being removed, four security staff of the nightclub used excessive force while removing him (loss of conscientiousness, concussion, laceration requiring stitches on face and bumps, bruises, marks and scratches on face, neck shoulders and upper torso). Witnesses said he wasn’t being aggressive or resisting. They also said he had no visible signs of injuries when being removed prior to entering a rear door/hallway leading to a perimeter door exit. When the witnesses saw him exiting the perimeter door, he had the above injuries. The nightclub did not escalate issue to local police nor call for first aid assistance (ambulance).

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1 Lawyer Answer
David E Schreiber
David E Schreiber
Answered

A: There may be a claim for negligence against the bar. The staff are agents of the bar and therefore the bar can be "vicariously" liable for the negligent acts of its staff.

What medical treatment has he received? If he has injuries, he should go to a medical provider to be examined.

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