Original Article by Howard Koplowitz featured on AL.COM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AL.COM) - A woman left paralyzed from the waist down after being shot at a block party hosted two years ago by an Ensley motorcycle club is suing the club and those involved in the altercation that led to the shooting that killed one person and injured six others, claiming the organization provided inadequate security.
Teresa Foster, a member of the #1 Stunnas Motor Sports Club's Jacksonville, Florida chapter, filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County Circuit Court against the organization's Birmingham branch over the Aug. 8, 2020 shooting, accusing the Birmingham club of negligence, amid other allegations.
Foster's suit claims the club did not hire an adequate number of security guards and that those working security the night of the shooting did not pat down patrons for weapons.
The Florida woman's suit also contends the club continued providing alcoholic beverages to partygoers who were clearly already intoxicated in violation of Alabama's Dram Shop law.
Foster is represented by attorneys Michael Bell; Donald Blankenship, Jr; and Kierra Irby of Mike Bell Accident & Injury Lawyers in Birmingham.