According to Fox 5 San Diego, on Tuesday October 22nd around 2 a.m. police were dispatched to Shooters Cocktails located on 10761 Jamacha Blvd, Spring Valley, CA 91978 for reports of a fight.
Witnesses claim that the fight most likely started inside the bar and moved outside into the rear alley. This is where the victim was stabbed. He or she was hospitalized for their injuries but is expected to recover.
Authorities could not confirm if a suspect was arrested or not, but someone was stopped for questioning.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson specializes in civil cases regarding bar stabbing victims and their families. Below you will find Mr. Thompson’s insight on the legal options available to these victims and their families.
“It is important to understand that commercial property owners are legally obliged to ensure the safety of all of their employees and customers. They must do this by supplying adequate security on-site, which may include things like video surveillance, or parking lot lighting. If a property owner provides inadequate security and someone is injured from a violent crime on their property due to their negligence, then the owner may become liable for the shooting or stabbing that occurred. When property owner negligence happens and a victim is injured, he or she may have grounds for a lawsuit against the owner.”
“However the victim’s attorney will need to prove more than just inadequate security. He or she must show that the crime was reasonably foreseeable. For instance, if a stabbing occurs at a bar with a prior history of criminal violence, and the owner did nothing to improve security measures, then the crime may be deemed reasonably foreseeable. Many cases dealing with violent crime victims are unique and complex, but it is important to remember that a crime victim attorney must prove that both the owner held inadequate security and that the crime was reasonably foreseeable.”
If you or someone you know has fallen victim to a bar stabbing, please contact an experienced stabbing victim lawyer to discuss the legal options available to you.