12/9/11 – Philadelphia City Council Approves Bill to Train Bouncers

By Joe Messa

Dec 09

Philadelphia City Council Approves Bill to Train Bouncers

December 9, 2011 – City Council has unanimously approved a bill that will require all Philadelphia bar bouncers to register with the city.  In order to register, bouncers will be required to take a training course in crowd management offered by a third party security firm.  City council expects the mayor to sign the bill into law and will then work out procedures for implementing the bill.

Bar bouncers are typically responsible for basic public safety tasks such as removing unruly patrons or enforcing a club or bar’s rules.  However, bar patrons have increasingly complained about bar and club bouncers who are unnecessarily violent and use excessive force which can cause serious personal injuries to patrons.

In those cases, the bouncer as well as the bar or club owner, may be liable for any injuries caused by the bouncer.  Therefore, the injured patron may be able to recover damages from the bouncer and the employer.

The Messa & Associates has handled cases involving injuries to bar patrons as a result of excessive force used by bar bouncers.  Our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys will work to thoroughly prepare your case to ensure you recover damages for any injuries.  For more information or if you have been seriously injured at a bar, please contact us at 1-877-MessaLaw.


About the Author

Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More