Could this senseless Pembroke Pines restaurant stabbing have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to Mr. Williams?
Pembroke Pines News
A Bahamian man in Florida was stabbed at a Pembroke Pines restauraunt Saturday, March 16, 2019. According to WSVN.com, “Bahamas resident Harold Williams was left with an eye swollen shut and a major gash on his face after what he described as an unprovoked attack.” According to Tribune242.com, “Mr. Williams…went into [a] Pines…restaurant at 9610 Pines Boulevard on Saturday to use the restroom and was attacked as he walked to the rear of the business.” The news story reports that the alleged attacker is “a 24-year-old employee of [the restaurant].” WSVN.com reports, “Pembroke Pines Police took [the suspect] into custody and charged him with aggravated battery.”
Our Legal Take
Restaurant patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The Murray Law Firm questions the level of security provided on the property and whether this senseless stabbing may have been prevented.
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on or near the property?
- Have there been reports of any prior incidents of violence by the employee who commited the attack?
- What security measures, such as surveillance cameras, bright lighting, clear windows, and security patrols, were in place to protect Mr. Williams at the time of the stabbing?
Generally, property owners are required to protect all those legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that the restaurant owners failed to provide adequate security to protect those on its premises, Mr. Williams may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims for his injuries.
Based upon its prior successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed. Given the complexities of pursuing a negligent security case, it is imperative that Mr. Williams retain an experienced attorney who can ensure the preservation of any and all evidence that may support such a claim.
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