According to WKTV News, a stabbing occurred on August 16, 2021, around 4:00 PM at the Good Life Tavern bar.
The Oneida County Sheriff's representatives shared that Brian Marshall, age 33, stabbed five victims with a sharp object at the bar. The events leading up to the stabbing are unknown, but police officials stated they needed a taser to control Marshall when they arrived on the scene.
All five victims were immediately taken to nearby hospitals. The victims suffered from injuries but are expected to survive.
After police deployed a taser on Marshall, they arrested the suspect and charged him with five counts of assault. Marshall is currently being held at the Oneida County jail.
Attorney Laurence Banville has years of experience defending victims of violent crimes. Banville is a compassionate defense attorney who believes that all victims should know their legal options to make the best decision for themselves and their families. In an interview, Banville shares the importance of hiring a stabbing victim lawyer.
"Bar owners have a legal obligation to protect not just their property but also the patrons within and surrounding their business. Many bar stabbing victims do not realize that the bar owner can be held liable if unsafe conditions contributed to their injuries. A bar owner can be held responsible if the crime occurred on their property was foreseeable. A foreseeable crime would include if crime rates have risen in the area. To get the justice they deserve, victims must file a civil lawsuit."
"If a victim decides to file a lawsuit and the court deems the bar owner negligent, the victim could receive financial compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and emotional suffering. Negligence is determined if the bar owner failed to implement adequate safety regulations to protect patrons. Proper safety measures should include security cameras, security checks, and properly training staff. To find out if your case constitutes financial compensation, hire an experienced attorney."