According to Action News Now, on April 27th two men were injured while exiting the Hen House bar located on 2621 Hartnell Ave. As the men were leaving, they got into an altercation with another man who police were able to identify through surveillance video. Juan Carlos Hernandez is the suspected attacker. The fight became physical and Juan stabbed both victims in their chests, backs, arms, faces, and necks.
The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and have recovered. Juan Hernandez has been arrested on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Attorney contributor and stabbing victim lawyer Bobby Thompson represents victims of preventable crimes and their families in civil lawsuits.
“A commercial property owner has a legal duty to keep all people who visit their property safe from preventable dangers. To uphold this duty, bar owners must provide adequate security to reduce the risk of violent crime on their premises. If a bar owner fails to provide adequate security and a stabbing occurs on their property due to negligent security, then the bar owner may be held liable”, stated Mr. Thompson.
“For instance, if a stabbing occurs at a bar with a prior history of criminal violence and with inadequate security measures in place, the bar owner may be seen as negligent. Examples of adequate security are providing security guards, installing metal detectors, and establishing well-lit parking lots. Every bar stabbing case is unique, but in instances of negligence the victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner”, explained Mr. Thompson.