Last Update: 7/13/2020
Lawyer Comments: Stabbing victim lawyer Laurence Banville discusses a common question for stabbing victims in the second part of this article: can I sue for being stabbed?
A fight at S&T Lounge in Rochester left two people injured with stabbing wounds at a third with other injuries.
Police responded to reports of a bar fight at the S&T Lounge at around 1:30 a.m. on January 5. Responding officers found a 40-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman with stab wounds. A 48-year-old suffered other injuries.
All three injured people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and were expected to recover.
Stabbing victim lawyer Laurence Banville helps stabbing victims recover financial compensation for the personal and financial difficulties they face. Laurence has offered to share some information on bar owner liability for stabbings on their properties:
Bar owners and all other business owners are legally obligated to make sure their businesses are reasonably safe and secure. Protecting against foreseeable violent crime is part of this legal obligation. While not all bar stabbings and shootings are preventable, some may not have happened if there had been better security standards.
For example, if there had been violence at the same bar in the past, the bar owner would have an obligation to make efforts to improve safety – such as having security guards who could search patrons for weapons upon entry. If the bar had inadequate security standards, the bar owner could possibly be deemed negligent. In cases involving negligence, bar stabbing victims may have grounds for a lawsuit against the bar owner.
If you or a loved one is a bar stabbing victim, you can learn more about your legal options by discussing your case with one of our experienced stabbing victims lawyers.