Your first thought may be that the person who attacked you should pay for the damages that he caused when he attacked you and caused your injuries in a nightclub or bar. That person may be liable, but what if that person does not have the money to pay you? What happens then?

It Depends on Whether the Nightclub Provided Reasonable Security

If the nightclub failed to provide reasonable security for you and other customers then you might have a negligent security claim against the club. Generally, nightclubs are responsible for providing appropriate safety precautions for their customers. While there is not a set list of safety precautions that each nightclub must take, it is important to consider whether there was:

  • A bouncer or security guard present. Qualified staff could help prevent attacks by checking for weapons. They could also help stop attacks quickly.
  • Adequate lighting. This includes areas that are away from the bar and dance floor, such as the bathrooms and hallways.
  • Crowd control. It is important that the crowd be manageable in a nightclub.


If the nightclub was negligent in the security that it provided then you might be able to recover damages.

Damages You May Recover

The damages that you may be able to recover include compensation for your:

  • Medical expenses.
  • Lost income.
  • Out-of-pocket costs.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Other losses.


To learn more about your rights and about how to get the recovery that you deserve after a nightclub attack, please read our FREE report, Negligent Security: What You Need to Know About It, and please start a live chat with us today.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.