Previous Violence at Moxy Bar
This stabbing was not the first incident of violence near Moxy Bar. In 2016, a man was hospitalized after a bullet grazed his head while he was leaving the bar. He was hospitalized at St. Joseph’s and recovered from the injury.
In October of 2018, a woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing two people in a fight on the 600 block of North Geddes Street, near Moxy Bar. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Are Bar Owners Liable For Violence On Their Properties?
Laurence Banville from Banville Law and their crime victim attorneys have worked with victims of preventable violent crime in lawsuits against property owners. Here are some general thoughts from Laurence regarding bar owner liability for violence on their properties and information for those wondering “can i sue for being stabbed at a bar?“:
Bar owners have a legal duty to do everything they can to keep their patrons and employees safe from violent crime. In some cases of bar violence, the owner may be partially responsible due to a failure to meet this legal duty.
For example, if the bar had a history of violence, the bar owner would have a duty to make efforts to improve security, such as hiring guards. If the owner failed to do this and a shooting or stabbing occurred due to inadequate security, the victims could have grounds for a lawsuit.
Establishing property owner liability for violent crime is a complicated process and depends on the specific circumstances of the crime. If you or a loved one has recently been injured or killed in a bar stabbing or shooting, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking with an experienced crime victim attorney.
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