According to KKTV 11 News, two men were injured during a stabbing at Antique Billiard Museum located at 3628 Citadel Drive North, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. The incident took place around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Police responded to a stabbing Wednesday evening at the Antique Billiard Museum. Per the police, two men got into a verbal argument that proceeded to get physical. The stabbing followed the altercation inside the pool hall and resulted in serious injuries to both men.
Both men were transported to the hospital for treatment for their injuries. No arrests have been made at this time.
Attorney contributor Dan Lipman is an experienced violent crimes attorney and has worked with victims of stabbings in civil lawsuits. Dan has shared some of his knowledge on the legal rights available to victims stabbed inside a pool hall:
"Commercial property owners have a legal obligation to uphold the safety of their customers and patrons. They should have security measures in place to protect their customers from dangers. These can include security cameras and hiring trained security guards. If a victim is stabbed on commercial property, they should question the level of security in place at the establishment. In some cases, the victim or their family may have legal rights to a civil lawsuit."
"It may take an experienced violent crimes attorney to prove the property owner was negligent and that the crime was foreseeable. One example is if the property owner was aware of the increasing crime in the area but failed to enhance the security of the establishment. Under these conditions, if a crime takes place, it could be deemed foreseeable. In cases of negligence, the victim should seek the representation of an experienced violent crimes attorney as they may have grounds for a lawsuit."
KKTV 11 News