According to Greeley Tribune, a stabbing occurred in the parking lot of a Greeley, Colorado nightclub near the 1700 block of the Greeley Mall on Sunday, April 25th, 2021.
Police responded to a call in the parking lot outside of a nightclub located in the 1700 block of the Greeley Mall on Sunday p.m. The victim had left the mall before realizing that he left his wallet at the nightclub. He drove back and exited the vehicle to find the nightclub was already closed. Upon returning to his vehicle, the victim was allegedly stabbed by the suspect, who police have identified as 29-year-old David Luna. The victim suffered several cuts to his face and hands as he attempted to protect himself from the alleged assailant.
The victim ran to his house nearby and phoned the police. Police reported that when they arrived at the scene, Luna was still in the victim's vehicle. Luna was in possession of a knife and had the victim's blood on his clothing. Luna was arrested and is facing charges of first-degree assault, first-degree trespassing, and a weapons charge.
Attorney contributor Dan Lipman, an experienced violent crime attorney, works with victims of stabbings in civil lawsuits. Dan shares insight on the legal options of victims stabbed outside of a nightclub below.
"Ensuring the safety of customers and patrons is the legal obligation of property owners. It is crucial they offer proper protection and safety by implementing the necessary safety measures. Some examples include proper lighting in the parking lot and security cameras inside and out of the establishment. When a crime happens on the property, the victim and their family should inquire if adequate safety measures were in place during the crime. Victims should seek the counsel of an experienced violent crime attorney to guide them on their legal rights."
"A property owner may be deemed liable for neglect if an attorney can prove the crime was foreseeable. For instance, if the crime in the area was on the rise, but the property owner failed to increase the security measures, they may be considered foreseeable. In the event of a foreseeable crime, the victim may have sufficient grounds for a civil lawsuit."