According to ABC 10 News, a stabbing occurred outside of the Tivoli Bar and Grill located at 505 Sixth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101.
At around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday July 31, police were called to a stabbing outside a bar in the Gaslamp Quarter. Apparently a man suffered a stab wound in neck during a fight with a bar employee. The man was taken to the hospital where he claims he was stabbed by the security guard. What led up to the altercation has not been released.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson works with victims of violent crimes at a stabbing victim law firm in California. Bobby has kindly provided some information regarding when a victim could file a lawsuit for being stabbed at a bar.
"Bar owners have a legal responsibility to keep their patrons and staff safe. These establishments are known to have a higher risk for violent crimes, more so than other businesses. It is imperative that bar owners implement safety measures to reduce the risk of potential dangers. These might include hiring trained security personnel, installing video cameras, and having adequate lighting. If owners fail to implement proper security measures, they can be held liable for crimes committed on their property."
"Victims stabbed at a bar should retain an experienced lawyer to help determine if the bar owner was negligent. They will investigate if the crime was foreseeable and if the bar owner failed to offer sufficient security to prevent it. A bar with a history of criminal activity would need increased protection. Conducting coat checks or using metal detectors could be used to reduce preventable crimes. If the bar owner failed to improve security, they could be liable for damages. "