I was in a TGIFridays after a short ride on my Harley for a glass of water and a beer . I saw a person had met once before and notice some people speaking to him in a threatening way. I went over and tugged and tried to lead him away and calm the situation but, I was blind sided by a punch or two and once on the floor was kicked in the head a couple times. It was a special event night. They had a live DJ playing music and did not have any security. Are they liable in anyway?
These are interesting cases, but can be hard to prove. The presence or absence of security is just one issue, among other issues. You should look on the Avvo site and speak to some lawyers (or you could call Richard Harting). Unless you have significant injuries, it may be hard to get a lawyer to take your case.
You might be able to prove that the restaurant was negligent, however, it will hinge on whether the several contributing factors, such as : employee's ability to intervene, security, eye-witnesses, and police reports, etc can corroborate your account and give evidence to the claim that TGIF acted irresponsibly. Consult with a personal injury attorney to get all your options on the table. If you have any further questions feel free let me know.
These cases are very fact specific and very difficult. Did the police come? Were there witnesses? Did TGIF have a policy with respect to providing security on these nights? What type of crowd did they attempt to attend, etc. Consult with a local personal injury attorney for advice.
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