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Are Long Island Nightclub Bouncers Getting Too Rough?

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We understand that nightclubs around Long Island have a need for tight security, especially well into the night when patrons may have had way too much to drink and are ready to pick a fight. However, that doesn’t give bouncers the right to roughen up innocent patrons, get hostile, physically hurt them or take away their phones or other belongings. We have received calls from several bar patrons who were injured by bouncers, and a quick Internet search will show many more such cases of aggressive nightclub security.

long island club securityEven when patrons do start to get rowdy, reasonable actions must be taken. Nightclub bouncers and doormen have been known to physically eject patrons with such excessive force that they have caused severe injuries and, on occasion, even death. Too many times we hear stories about bar bouncers and club security that oversteps their boundaries.
Sometimes the problem may be that the bouncers have little experience and have received no training. Others may have had poor or insufficient training. Pair this up with a bouncer who is hot-headed and likes to fight and you could have trouble.
Bouncers have no special rights to physically eject a customer who becomes intoxicated or verbally obnoxious. They certainly should not be using headlocks, chokeholds, wrist locks, full-nelsons, punching, tackling, kicking or other forms of physical assault.

Have you or someone you loved been hurt by a club bouncer or doorman?
If you are hurt in any way by the security at a Long Island bar or nightclub, you have rights and may be entitled to monetary compensation for any injuries or damages you suffered. Contact our office if you have any questions or want to discuss your specific case. We will provide a free, no obligation consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and let you know what you can expect from the legal process.
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