San Antonio police are investigating a stabbing that left one man critically injured outside of Coyote Crossing Saloon early Sunday morning. Officers responded to a call at the bar on the 23000 block of Mathis Road at around 2:15 a.m. According to the police, two men got into a confrontation in the parking lot and a suspect pulled out a knife, then stabbed a 22-year-old male victim in the upper chest. The victim was brought to San Antonio Military Medical Center in critical condition. The suspect fled the scene.
Legal commentator Marc Lenahan has the following thoughts on the legal options of violent crime victims:
In some cases, violent incidents like shooting and stabbings at bars, nightclubs, and other public places could have been prevented. Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises safe from any foreseeable hazards, including violent crime. In cases where a property owner is aware that their premises are susceptible to violent crime but fail to take precautions to reduce the risk of such crime, the victim could have grounds for a lawsuit against the property owner.
Premises liability cases are extremely complex and determining if a property owner is liability depends on the unique circumstances of a particular case. Victims of violent crimes who are curious about their legal options can learn more by discussing their case with an experienced crime victim attorney.