Texas club owners failed to amp up security for a show featuring two rival rap groups and an aspiring emcee was shot in the head, according to reports.
The man’s mother alleges the fight could have been expected.
The show was on April 9 and according to the Facebook post, it was for people 21 and over. The emcee that died was only 18.
The court documents allege that the club put profit over the safety of patrons.
“The show featured two competing and potentially violent rap music groups whose members are believed to be prominent in local street gang activity,” the lawsuit states.
A fight broke out at the event and spilled into a parking lot and that is when the emcee received a gunshot wound to the back of his head.
He died three days later in the hospital.
His mother is seeking more than $1 million in punitive damages for gross negligence, premises liability and fraudulent misrepresentation.
Nightclub owners are obligated to exercise caution and prevent guns from entering their club. When adequate security measures are in place, shootings and other injuries can be prevented. Sadly, security at nightclubs is not always taken as seriously as it should be, and when an accident that could have been prevented occurs, this results in negligent security cases. These lawsuits seek to hold the nightclub accountable for the wrongful injury or death of a victim. While no amount of money will bring the deceased back or heal an injury, it can send a message to the negligent nightclub owner and prevent any future incidents.
If you or your loved one has been injured or killed while at a bar or nightclub, even if these injuries resulted from third party fights and assaults, you may be able to hold the owner liable for damages. At Whittel & Melton, our Florida Negligent Security Lawyers can help you through this difficult time and fight aggressively on your behalf so that you can secure the financial compensation you are entitled to.
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