Last Update: 7/13/2020
Lawyer Commentary: Read the second section of this article for legal commentary on the rights of bar stabbing victims from stabbing victim lawyer Bobby Thompson.
Two men were hospitalized after being stabbed during an altercation at the Golde Brique Inn in La Mirada in February.
Police received reports of a fight at the bar at around 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. They responded to the scene at the bar in a strip mall at 13924 Leffingwell Road in La Mirada.
The two victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the stabbing. Paramedics brought them to local hospitals for treatment of their injuries.
The suspect, 41-year-old Gary Johnson, fled the scene. He was arrested on March 17.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents stabbing victims and their families, helping them seek the financial compensation they deserve. For this article, we asked for his thoughts and brief commentary regarding the legal rights of bar stabbing victims
“Safeguards against violent crimes are a key responsibility for any bar owner. Bar customers and employees should be safe from preventable incidents of violence like stabbings and shooting. While not all bar stabbings and shootings are preventable, some certainly could have been stopped if security standards had been higher than they were at the time of the crime. For example – if a bar had past problems with violence and no security improvements were made (like hiring security guards,) a subsequent shooting could be considered foreseeable. In such cases, the victims and their loved ones may have grounds for a lawsuit that awards them significant compensation,” concluded Mr. Thompson.