According to KSBW8 News, there was a stabbing at Bankers Casino located at 111 Monterey St, Salinas, CA 93901.
Police were called at 12:22 am on Tuesday about a stabbing. When police arrived, they found a 30-year-old victim suffering from multiple stab wounds on the left side of his chest.
Investigators reported that the stabbing resulted from a fight in the bar area of the casino that involved multiple people. The stabbing resulted in the hospitalization of one man.
The victim was rushed to the hospital and went straight into surgery. The victim is expected to survive.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced violent crimes attorney. In an interview, we asked Bobby to share insight on the legal options of casino stabbing victims:
“Property owners have a legal duty to uphold the safety of patrons on and around their property. Casino owners must protect patrons from foreseeable danger by implementing adequate security measures. Examples of adequate security measures are security cameras, enhanced lighting around the casino, and security guards, but there are many other options. When a victim is stabbed on commercial property, the victim and their family should question whether there was adequate security provided.”
“Victims and their families should secure the services of an experienced violent crimes attorney to help determine if they have grounds for a civil lawsuit due to negligence. However, in addition to negligence, the violent crime case must include a reasonably foreseeable crime. An example of such crime would be if the property owner was aware of crime in or around the area but did not implement strong security measures. In negligence cases, the owner might be deemed liable for the violent crime. If the crime was foreseeable and the property owner is deemed negligent, the victim and their family may have grounds for a civil lawsuit.”