According to Greeley Tribune, a stabbing occurred at Roasty's Cafe located at 920 8th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631.
At approximately 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, police were called to the cafe for a stabbing that occurred inside. Allegedly, an argument broke out between two men that led to the one being stabbed with a sharp object. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of his minor injuries.
The suspect fled the scene before the police arrived. They are still investigating the crime.
Attorney contributor Dan Lipman is an experienced violent crimes lawyer in the state of Colorado. Dan represents victims stabbed in restaurants and cafes. Dan has provided some of his insight in order to while help victims determine their legal options.
"Restaurant and cafe owners have a legal obligation to provide a safe environment, including their property and the surrounding area, for their patrons and staff. Unfortunately, crimes such as stabbings committed on the commercial property often result in patrons being injured. Cafe owners must implement adequate safeguards, including security cameras and strong lighting throughout the property to prevent crimes from taking place. If cafe owners fail to offer adequate safety measures, they could be considered negligent and held liable in a lawsuit."
"Cafe owners might even be found negligent if the crime was reasonably foreseeable. One such example of a foreseeable crime could be if the area's crime rates increased recently, but the owner failed to increase its security. Victims and their families may have reasons to file a civil lawsuit and could even receive compensation for damages if the cafe owner is found to be liable and negligent."