The DailyVoice.com reported on October 20th that over the weekend around 10 p.m., a stabbing occurred at Su Casa Columbia Bar Restaurant located on 112 E Blackwell St, Dover, NJ 07801.
According to police, an argument that broke out between two patrons at the bar led to one of them stabbing the other.
The victim was hospitalized and treated for their injuries. There is no further information on the victim’s condition.
Police arrested a suspect at the scene of the crime. The investigation is still underway to determine more details about the incident.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent works with victims of bar stabbings. He has offered some of his own knowledge on the possible legal options available to these victims and their families.
Every commercial property owner of places like restaurant and bars have a legal duty to keep their patrons and employees safe. In order to fulfill this duty, the property owners must provide adequate security on their premises. This may include hiring security guards or establishing well-lit parking lots. If the owner fails to provide adequate security and someone is injured in a violent crime, then he or she may be held liable for the victim’s injuries.
In addition to inadequate security, a victim’s lawyer must also be able to prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable in order to have grounds for a successful lawsuit. A reasonably foreseeable crime is one that occurs on a property with a previous history of criminal violence and the owner did not improve security measures.