According to Fox 5, a man was stabbed multiple times in the parking lot of the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego, located at 8110 Aero Dr, San Diego, CA 92123.
At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, a man was dropping off a woman at the hotel when an unknown man ran up to him and began to stab him. The victim suffered multiple stab wounds and ran into the hotel to call 911. He was transported to the hospital for treatment but is said to be ok.
The suspect took off on foot, but police were able to catch him just after 7:15 a.m. the next day. They witnessed the suspect around the hotel and were able to arrest him after a foot chase through a nearby neighborhood. Details on what led up to the stabbing are still under investigation.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson is an experienced knife crime attorney licensed in California. He represents victims of stabbings in private civil lawsuits. Recently Bobby shared his insight about the legal options available for victims stabbed in a hotel parking lot.
"Hotel owners have a legal obligation to reasonably protect people from being injured while they are guests on their property. When hotel owners fail to uphold their duty of care and a guest is injured due to this negligence, they may file a lawsuit against the hotel for their losses. Common forms of negligent hotel security might include a lack of security cameras. Hotels should have enough to cover all common areas and the outer perimeter. Additionally, if the hotel does not have a security team to patrol the premises, they can be found negligent."
"If the stabbing was reasonably foreseeable, they can be deemed liable. If crime rates in the area were on the rise yet the hotel owner did not increase its security measures, crimes committed can be considered foreseeable. In negligence cases when the crime was foreseeable, victims may have grounds to file a private civil lawsuit and recover compensation for their losses."