The New York Post has reported that a stabbing occurred at the Harbor Rooftop Terrace and Lounge located at 621 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036.
At about 4 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2022, a man was stabbed by another man following an argument over a woman. The victim died from his wounds, and the suspect fled the scene before police arrived.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville frequently handles cases involving violent crimes like stabbings. He helps victims and the families of victims file lawsuits to recover compensation. Laurence explained when families of victims fatally stabbed can file a lawsuit against a negligent nightclub.
"Property and business owners, such as bars and nightclubs, have a legal responsibility to uphold premises liability laws. These laws were created to protect patrons and staff on the nightclub property. Nightclub owners should provide sufficient security, and this can be done by hiring trained security guards, video surveillance, or ample lighting in parking lots. If owners do not take proper security measures, they can be found negligent in court."
"Victims or their families are urged to discuss the incident with an experienced stabbing victim attorney. The attorney will have to prove that the property owner committed an act of negligence. Additionally, they will identify the crime as reasonably foreseeable. If the nightclub owner knew of an increased risk on their property but failed to provide additional security, the crime could be deemed foreseeable."
"In cases of neglect when the crime is foreseeable, the victim or their family can file a civil lawsuit. When the nightclub owner could have prevented the crime from happening, the attorney will request that a negligent nightclub owner compensate damages for the victim or their families."