Did negligent security contribute to the stabbing outside a San Diego bar and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available.
A man is dead after a stabbing in a San Diego, CA bar parking lot early Sunday morning, June 19, 2022.
As reported by SanDiegoUnionTribune.com, “[p]olice were called to the parking lot outside [a karaoke bar] on Convoy Street near Armour Street shortly after 12:20 a.m.”
Fox5SanDiego.com is reporting, “officers arrived to find the victim with multiple stab wounds. Police immediately started giving the man medical care, and paramedics arrived to take over a short time later…He was pronounced dead at the hospital about an hour later.”
According to the report, “[i]nvestigators say the stabbing happened in the parking lot, but that both men were part of the same group of people attending a party at the bar beforehand.”
Fox5SanDiego.com identified the victim as “Edward Manier, a San Diego resident.”
The investigation is ongoing.
OUR LEGAL TAKE
Parking lot guests have a right to feel safe and secure while on the premises. The level of security provided at the property is of significance, and is a relevant consideration when analyzing whether this stabbing may have been prevented. The following questions are also important in assessing whether this incident may have been avoided:
- What security measures were in place to deter crime and protect the victim at the time of the incident?
- Does the property owner or management have a protocol to check guests for deadly weapons prior to entering the establishment?
- Have there been prior incidents of violence on the property, and were any security measures added after any prior incidents?
- Was the property aware of any suspicious persons or suspicious activity on the property prior to the incident?
Parking lot owners and managers 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 parking lot owner or management lacked adequate security to protect its residents and visitors, the family of Edward Manier may seek justice and elect to pursue legal claims and substantial compensation for their loss.
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 family of Edward Manier retain a capable law firm who will work without delay to protect their interests.
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