According to CBS Local, on August 30th around 1:41 a.m. police were called to Brewers Landing Bar & Grill located on 801 Woodrow Ave in Essex, MD after reports of a stabbing.
Numerous fights took place at the bar and one man was stabbed to death. There is no further information on what led up to the arguments or stabbing.
A suspect has been identified and arrested for first and second-degree murder.
Attorney contributor Aaron Blank works with victims injured in bar stabbings. Aaron has provided information on the legal options available to these victims and their family members:
It is crucial for commercial property owners to keep the patrons and employees safe on the premises. In order to maintain this legal obligation, property owners need to provide adequate security, like video surveillance and well-lit parking lots.
In addition to security negligence, a victim’s lawyer must be able to prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable in order for property owners to be held responsible for the victim’s injuries. A reasonably foreseeable crime is one that occurs on a property with a history of criminal violence, but the owner did nothing to enhance security measures.
For example, if a reasonably foreseeable crime occurs at a property with inadequate security, then the victim may be able to sue the property owner for their injuries.