CBS3 reports that a McDonald’s employee was hospitalized after a stabbing took place at the 200 West Lehigh Avenue location. It was around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday when the employee and two customers were involved in an altercation. One of the customers stabbed the employee in her arm and cut her face.
The victim was taken to Temple University Hospital and is said to be in stable condition. Police are searching for the two customers and have yet to discover what started the fight.
Stabbing crime victim lawyer, Brian Kent is an attorney contributor who represents restaurant stabbing victims in civil lawsuits.
“All commercial property owners have a legal duty of keeping their premises free from foreseeable dangers that could end up injuring those who visit their properties. For restaurant owners, providing a reasonable standard of security is an important part of this legal duty in order to keep their patrons and employees safe from the threat of preventable violent crime”, said Mr. Kent
“Generally speaking, if a violent crime like a stabbing occurs on their property, then a restaurant owner may be partially responsible due to negligent or inadequate security. Establishing restaurant owner liability is complex because the stabbing must be considered reasonably foreseeable. This may be the case if the restaurant had a prior history of violence, or if it was located in an area with high crime rates. If the violence was reasonably foreseeable and only occurred due to inadequate security, the victims and their families may be grounds for a lawsuit”, Mr. Kent explained.