The Legal Herald Logo
Legal Analysis By Attorneys
Breaking Legal News

Taunton, Massachusetts - Man Stabbed in Parking Lot of Sunoco Gas Station

Sunoco Gas Station in Taunton, MA

Man Injured in Carjacking and Stabbing at Taunton Sunoco

CBS Boston reports that around 10 p.m. on Sunday a man was stabbed and carjacked at the Taunton Sunoco located at 231 Broadway, Taunton, MA 02780. A 53-year-old Taunton resident was stabbed multiple times by 29-year-old Ryan O'Day following an altercation outside the gas station. When the police arrived, the victim was visibly bloody and unstable and was immediately transported to the Good Samaritan Hospital in Brockton. His injuries were not life-threatening.

Since the attack, O'Day has been charged with assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, and carjacking. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Kim Dougherty Ma And Vt Lawyer
Hi, I’m attorney Kim Doughtery. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, I’d be happy to discuss your legal options. Call me on the number below. It costs nothing, and it would be my honor to help you.
(888) 997-3792

Can Owners of Gas Stations Be Responsible For Violent Crime on Their Properties?

Attorney contributor Kim Dougherty represents criminal violence victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Ms. Dougherty aims to restore justice to victims when opposing parties have acted negligently.

Ms. Dougherty shared, "Commercial property owners are obligated by law to ensure the safety of its patrons. To do this, property owners typically must provide some form of adequate security on their premises. This level of security includes, but is not limited to, video surveillance and security guards on site. When a property owner fails to offer its customers adequate security, a victim of a violent crime may be able to bring a lawsuit against the owner."

"To be clear, however, a victim of a shooting or stabbing cannot raise a lawsuit against a property owner on the grounds of adequate security alone. The victim must be able to prove that the violent crime he or she suffered was reasonably foreseeable by the owner. So if the owner of a gas station knows that his or her property is located within a hotspot for shootings and other crime, he or she must offer adequate security to protect its customers. If the owner does not provide the adequate security, then he or she may be held liable for the victim's injuries because the crime was reasonably foreseeable given the area's track record of violence."

If you or someone you love has been affected by similar circumstances it is important that you reach out to an experienced crime victim attorney to weigh your legal options.

Sources:

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/07/08/taunton-sunoco-stabbing-carjacking-ryan-oday/

Got A Tip Or Questions 
About A Story?
Call Us!
The Legal Herald
888-997-3792
About the Author
Joe LaFrance
About Joe LaFrance
Editor: Joe is a content writer with a focus on the legal field. He covers cases of sexual abuse, drunk driving, and preventable violent crime for the Legal Herald. Contact Joe: [email protected] This article was fact checked prior to publishing by this author to ensure compliance with our rigorous editorial standards. We will only use authoritative sources. Our values compel us to provide only trustworthy information. If you find an error, please contact us.
Read some recent posts
  • Details
  • Incident

Find A Local Lawyer

Want To Contribute Breaking News? 
Contact Us Today
Legal Herald Logo[email protected]
10355 Kensington Shore Dr. #102
Orlando, FL 32827
Call: (888) 997-3792
© 2020 The Legal Herald, a division of Eagle Peak Marketing, LLC. All rights reserved.

We would like our readers to know that the information in this story may be sourced from secondary sources and may therefore contain inaccuracies. We will correct them if and when they are brought to our attention or we discover them through our editing process. If you have any concerns about this post, please contact us immediately and we will rectify issues. DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this post is for general informational purposes. It is not intended to constitute or express legal or medical advice. Any laws referenced herein are substantially based on general legal principles and may not be applicable to your particular situation. Laws can often be different from one jurisdiction to the next. The Legal Herald is not a law firm. Law firms and lawyers from around the country may apply to become a sponsor or contributor to The Legal Herald.
SitemapDisclaimer / Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy