According to Fox 43, on September 7th around 6:45 p.m., police were called to the Mcdonald’s parking lot located on 210 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17601.
Police found a teenager at the scene who had been stabbed in the arm. A tourniquet was used to slow the bleeding then the victim was hospitalized.
The only available information about the incident is the two groups of teenagers got into a brawl prior to the stabbing. An investigation is still underway.
Brian Kent, an experienced violent crime lawyer, represents victims and their families involved in violent crimes in civil lawsuits. Below, Kent has shared the legal options available to these victims to help them determine if they can sue for being stabbed.
It is a legal obligation for commercial property owners to maintain the safety of their patrons and employees. In order to do so, property owners must provide adequate security on the premises. Failure to do so may result in a security negligent lawsuit against the owner.
However, in addition to inadequate security, a violent crime victim’s lawyer must also prove that the crime was reasonably foreseeable in order for the property owner to be held liable. A reasonably foreseeable crime is one that occurs on a property with a previous history of crime, and the owner did nothing to improve the security measures.