Fox 5 San Diego reports that on Wednesday around 11:05 p.m. a teenage boy stabbed a man after engaging in a fight at the Jack in the Box on 4075 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92105.
The manager of the Jack in the Box asked both the teenager and the 29- year-old man to leave the restaurant because of their altercation. About 20 minutes after, the teenager went back to the restaurant parking lot and stabbed the other man multiple times.
The victim was hospitalized for his non-life-threatening injuries. According to officers, the suspect left the scene heading southbound on 41st Street. No arrests have been reported.
Attorney contributor and stabbing victim lawyer Bobby Thompson represents violent crime victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Mr. Thompson has shared his knowledge on the legal options open to these victims and their families.
“It is required by law that all commercial property owners keep their patrons and employees safe from any preventable hazards. In order to fulfill this requirement, property owners must provide adequate security on their premises. This may include having well-lit parking lots, installing video surveillance, or hiring security guards. If security on a property is inadequate and someone is injured in a stabbing or another violent crime, then the property owner may be considered responsible for the victim’s injury or death”, explains Mr. Kent.
He went on to say, “Inadequate protection is not the only factor necessary for a security negligence case. The crime victim attorney must also prove that the violent crime was reasonably foreseeable for there to be a valid lawsuit. Essentially, if a stabbing occurs at a parking lot with a prior history of criminal violence, yet no security improvements were established, then the crime may be deemed reasonably foreseeable. Overall, a violent crime victim may have grounds for a lawsuit against a property owner if the crime only occurred due to inadequate security, and if it was considered reasonably foreseeable.”
If you or a loved one has experienced something similar to this, please do not hesitate any further to contact an experienced crime victim attorney for legal advice.