According to AMNY, a stabbing occurred at Catrinas Bar and Grill located at 7316 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209.
Police were called to a stabbing at the bar at around 3:49 a.m. on January 29, 2022. They reported that a fight broke out before two men were brutally stabbed in front of the bar. The suspects fled the scene before police arrived. Both victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. One of the victims was in serious condition due to a wound to his head. The other died from being stabbed in the chest.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville works with victims and their families of violent crime in civil lawsuits. As an experienced stabbing victim attorney, Laurence has shared his knowledge on the different legal options available to victims of bar stabbings.
"Regardless of where you live, a bar owner is legally responsible for the safety and security of others on the property. They should provide a sufficient level of security to decrease the risk of violence, such as fights, stabbings, and shootings. Security cameras, hired security bouncers, and adequate lighting can help deter violent crime. Without the bar's preventative measures, crimes may occur, and they could be held liable for security neglect."
"Determining the facts of the incident is often overwhelming to victims and families of violent crimes like stabbings. The criminal justice system was not designed to provide appropriate compensation to victims or their families but instead to punish the perpetrators. Victims may be able to file a private lawsuit against the bar owner if they act negligently. If the bar or location had an issue with violence yet the bar owner failed to offer additional security for its patrons; they could be considered negligent.
Victims or the families of those fatally stabbed are encouraged to seek the professional advice of an experienced stabbing victim attorney. The attorney can help gather evidence that a property owner failed to provide adequate security to prevent the foreseeable crime.