According to ABC 7, there was a stabbing at Paddy Wagon Irish Pub located at 2681 S Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952.
There was a shooting around 2 am on June 24th at the Port Charlotte bar that resulted in the injuries of one man. The man sought treatment for the non-life-threatening injuries sustained from the stab wound, reported the sheriff’s office.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office reported the incident that occurred but did not release any details regarding what led to the stabbing at the Pub. The investigation is still underway.
Attorney contributor Michael Haggard is an experienced violent crime attorney licensed in Florida. In an interview, we asked Michael to share insight on the legal rights of victims of stabbings at a bar.
"Private property owners have a legal duty to provide a safe environment to those on and around their property. Property owners should implement security measures like guards and cameras to provide a safe environment at a bar. When a crime occurs on a bar's property, victims should know the bar may be considered liable. A bar could be deemed liable if a crime is deemed reasonably foreseeable."
"Victims of stabbings at a bar should question if the property owner did everything possible to prevent the incident. Victims and their families should secure the services of an experienced violent crime attorney. If a crime is deemed reasonably foreseeable by a court of law, the property owner could be held liable for negligence. In cases of negligence and foreseeable crimes, victims and their families should know they have grounds for a civil lawsuit."