According to WKTV, police responded to calls about a stabbing at the Village Tavern located at 14 College St, Clinton, NY 13323, on July 10, around 2 am.
Once the police got to the scene, they found two victims with stab wounds. Both victims at the scene were identified as male; one male was stabbed in the face, while the other male sustained two stab wounds to his stomach. Both were sent to the hospital to receive treatment before their release.
Authorities arrived at the suspect’s home the following Friday morning. The 38-years-old suspect, Jason Allen, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. Allen is currently at Oneida County Correctional Facility as his arraignment is pending.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville works with victims of violent crimes in civil suits. In an interview with Laurence, he provided the below commentary to help victims determine whether they can sue a property owner for being stabbed.
When asked about property owners’ legal responsibilities, Laurence replied, “property and business owners have a legal responsibility to uphold the safety of their customers. They must provide security, whether it be video surveillance, strong lighting on their property, or body guards.” He continued, “if property owners do not take ample security measures, they can be held negligent in court.”
Laurence provided more in-depth insight into the legal options of a victim of violent crimes by saying, “the first step would be to secure a crime victim attorney’s services. If the victim’s lawyer can prove, the crime was reasonably foreseeable when on an owner’s property, during a stabbing, without adequate security by an owner who knew about previous criminal activity. In that case, the victim may have a claim.”