ABC 7 NY reported that a man was stabbed outside of the El Pasillo nightclub located at 3769 103rd St, Queens, NY 11368.
Police were called to the nightclub on April 17, 2022, at around 3:45 a.m. They arrived to find a man badly beaten and suffering from three stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition. Their investigation found that the four suspects had been denied entrance to the nightclub and proceeded to get into an argument with management when the victim intervened. He was stabbed three times in addition to being beaten with a belt and kicked.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville is an experienced attorney who works at a violent crime law firm in New York. Laurence often represents victims of stabbings in civil lawsuits. He recently discussed the legal options available for victims of nightclub stabbings, including their right to file a lawsuit for compensation.
"Nightclubs and bar owners have a legal responsibility to look after the safety of their employees and patrons. They should provide necessary safeguards in order to reduce the risk of preventable dangers such as shootings and stabbings. Adequate measures might include ample parking lot lighting, fully functional security cameras, and well-trained security guards or bouncers. Victims should inquire about the security measures in place. The nightclub owner could be held accountable if they neglected the property's security."
"Additionally, if violence in the area or at the nightclub had increased, but the nightclub owner failed to adjust their security measures, the crime may be considered foreseeable. Nightclub stabbing victims should consult with an experienced violent crime attorney to determine their best legal options."