According to NewsBreak, the Newark Department of Public Safety has issued an arrest warrant for Joel Perez, 43, of Newark, who is wanted in connection with an aggravated assault that took place last week at a local bar in Newark, NJ.
The incident occurred on April 23, 2023, near a bar located on the 40 block of Fleming Avenue. According to police, the victim was standing outside the bar when he got into a verbal argument with Perez. When the victim began to walk away, he was stabbed in the back. Perez is now wanted by police for aggravated assault, possession of a weapon, and possession for an unlawful purpose.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents stabbing victims in New Jersey. He helps them get financial compensation for both physical and emotional harm caused by their injury. For years, Brian has been working at a law firm specializing in cases involving stabbing victims, providing advice and support to those affected. Recently, he spoke with Legal Herald to discuss who is liable for a bar stabbing.
"As an attorney dedicated to helping victims of violent crimes, I am troubled by the increasing number of bar stabbings occurring in our communities. In many of these cases, bars have failed to take adequate steps to protect their patrons from preventable dangers. This may include hiring security personnel and having ample lighting in their parking lots. It is important to understand that bar owners may be held liable for injuries caused by violent crimes occurring on their premises if they fail to provide adequate security to protect their patrons.
In such cases, victims of bar stabbings may have legal rights to seek financial compensation. These rights may include filing personal injury claims against the bar owner to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the attack. In addition, victims of bar stabbings may also be able to seek compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other non-economic losses.
No one should ever expect to be the victim of a violent crime, especially when in a public place. It is essential that bar owners take appropriate steps to protect their patrons from preventable dangers. Victims of these attacks can get the justice and financial compensation they deserve by speaking with an experienced bar stabbing attorney."