Many locals, tourists, and college students would agree that Kennesaw and
the surrounding areas have some great watering holes. Locally, we have
the SuBourbon Bar & Social Club, Hudson Grille, Mazzy’s Sports
Bar & Grill, the “World of Beer,” Sivas Tavern, the Electric
Cowboy, and Owlz Pub. While these establishments can be loads of fun,
there’s a darker side to the bar scene, and it’s happening
Whenever a restaurant, bar, or nightclub serves alcohol to patrons, they
run the risk of bar fights and overly-aggressive patrons; it’s inevitable.
In an effort to protect the safety of their patrons, bars and nightclubs
are in the practice of hiring bouncers and security guards.
It’s common knowledge that bouncers and security guards are supposed
to remove overly-intoxicated patrons and break up brawls between guests.
However, they walk a very fine line. While they are supposed to “remove”
problematic patrons from the establishment, they are supposed to do so
in a safe manner as not to jeopardize the patron’s safety.
When Bouncers Get Carried Away
Understandably, being a bouncer or security guard is not easy to do. Dealing
with violent or rowdy patrons is not an easy task. Security guards and
bouncers, as big and threatening as they may appear, should not use unnecessary
violence to remove patrons from the bars and nightclubs where they are
employed. If a bouncer or security guard is reckless or negligent and
they injure a patron, they leave themselves (and their employers) open
Suppose a patron at a bar had been drinking and after a woman politely
declined his offers to join him on the dance floor, he began shouting
at her. Two bouncers quickly sweep in and escort the man to the door.
As the man is being carried out by the two bouncers, they throw him out
the door. Unsteady, he hits his face on the ground and his two front teeth
are knocked out.
Since the bouncers were overly aggressive by throwing the man outside,
they would be considered “negligent” in their handling of
the inebriated patron. If the patron called one of the bouncers a name
and offended, the bouncer punched the man in the face, knocking him unconscious
– that too would be considered unnecessary violence and could give
rise to a lawsuit.
premises liability law, bar and nightclub owners can be held liable when the bouncers and security
guards they employ cause unnecessary injuries to their patrons. So, if
this happened to you, we urge you to contact us about filing a claim for
Were you harmed by a negligent or reckless bouncer or security guard? If so,
contact Jones & Swanson to speak with a Kennesaw
personal injury lawyer for free!