According to nj.com, on October 11th around 1:30 a.m. a man was outside of Stubini’s South Bar & Grill located on 270 Shell Rd, Carneys Point Township, NJ 08069.
Authorities claim that the man was suddenly shot in the leg. There was no argument or fight that caused the shooting.
The victim attempted to take himself to the hospital but called paramedics on the way. He was treated for his non-life-threatening injury.
An investigation is still underway to discover the motive behind the shooting or any possible suspects.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent works with victims of violent crimes. He has contributed some of his own legal advice on the possible legal options available to these victims and their families.
Commercial property owners are legally obligated to maintain the safety of their patrons and employees. In order to do this, they must provide adequate security on their properties. If a property has inadequate security and someone is injured on the property, then the owner may be held liable for the victim’s injuries.
However, inadequate security on its own is not enough for a victim to have grounds for a lawsuit against a property owner. A victim’s lawyer must also prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable. A reasonably foreseeable crime is one that occurs on a property with a previous history of violent crime and no security improvements were established.