Could the death from an assault at a Canton sports bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
An assault at a Canton, Georgia sports bar Friday night, June 28, 2019, left one man dead. According to MDJonline.com, “[p]olice responded to [a sports bar] at 150 Keith Dr. in Canton Friday at approximately 10:19 p.m. in reference to an altercation which had occurred inside the business.” WSBtv.com is reporting, “[a man] was sitting at the bar with his close friend and co-worker, Leon Danzis, when a stranger with a pool cue started to attack the two men.” Mr. Danzis “was transported to Northside Cherokee Hospital” but was unable to recover from his injuries, according to MDJonline.com.
The suspect has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Bar and restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this assault may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect Mr. Danzis and others at the time of the incident?
- Was the bar properly staffed with security personnel at the time of the incident?
- Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity from the suspect prior to the incident?
Property owners and managers are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the business owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, Leon Danzis’ family may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that Leon Danzis’ family retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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