Bars Must Keep You Safe – They Must Hire Appropriate Bouncers

August 15, 2013

Issues Surrounding Safety in Pennsylvania Bars And Bouncers

“A bouncer hurled him through the bar’s glass-and-wood doors with such force that one of his sneakers flew off his foot into the street.”

Pennsylvania Bouncer in Bar

I used to live in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area. When I did, I noticed that late in 2012 there were a lot off issues surrounding the bars on 2nd street. It seemed for a period that the police were constantly being called to the bars, and on at least one occasion, someone was seriously injured. In 2011, enough violence surrounding bouncers and patrons in Philadelphia bars, that City Councilman Bill Greenlee introduced legislation to control how bouncers are hired and  trained.

Pennsylvania Bars Must Provider Proper Security

Here in Pennsylvania, the bars are required to provide proper security. To some, this means big, bad bouncers who will jump in and crack a couple of heads when necessary. But this notion is incorrect. Bouncers should not be (and cannot be) individuals who are looking for a fight. Rather, they must be people who are able to calm out of control bar patrons, stop people who are engaging in violence, and cal

mly remove those who need to be escorted from the bar. Further, according to personal injury attorney Peggy Quinlan, the bars must take history into account. “Clubs with an aggressive history or culture,  have to provide greater security.”

Philadelphia Bouncers Must Follow Regulations

In Philadelphia, bouncers are required to have proper training and be registered. Bars and nightclubs may not employ bouncers who are not properly trained or registered. Security personnel must have criminal background checks.

Injured in a Bar? Contact Us.

If you are injured in a bar by a bouncer or other bar security. If you are hurt because the bar fails to provide proper security, you might be able to recover for your injuries from the bar that failed to protect you.  Contact the Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys of Lowenthal  & Abrams about your injuries, and we will discuss your case with you for free.


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