Could the stabbing at a Salinas bar have been prevented and are justice and compensation available to the victim? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A man was stabbed and injured at a Salinas, California bar late early Tuesday morning, April 27, 2020, leaving one man injured.
As reported by KSBW.com, “officers were called to Banker’s Casino on Monterey St. at 12:22 a.m. Tuesday morning for reports of a stabbing.”
According to the report, “[officers] arrived to find a 30-year-old man with several stab wounds on the left side of his chest. The victim was taken to the hospital and went directly into surgery. He is expected to survive.”
KION546.com is reporting, “[o]fficers learned that there was a fight involving several people around the bar before the stabbing.”
The investigation is ongoing.
Our Legal Take
Bar patrons have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises they are visiting. The level of security provided at the bar is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this incident may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- Have prior incidents of violence been reported on or near the property?
- Was the bar aware of any suspicious activity prior to the incident?
- What security measures, such as bright lighting, visible surveillance cameras, and security personnel, were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the incident?
Property owners are generally required to protect against foreseeable harm to anyone and everyone legally on the premises. Should the investigation into this incident reveal facts that establish that the bar owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its visitors, the victim may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for his injuries.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive and successful experience in handling security negligence claims on behalf of victims and their families, and suggests that an immediate, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed so as to limit evidence from being altered, damaged or destroyed. The complexities of pursuing a negligent security case are well understood by the legal team at The Murray Law Firm, and it is imperative that the victim retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect his interests.
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