Legal Options For Victims of Nightclub Stabbings
Attorney contributor Brian Kent represents nightclub stabbing victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Mr. Kent has generously offered to share his insight on the legal options available to these victims.
Every commercial property owners must maintain the safety of their patrons and employees while on their premises. Legally, property owners are obligated to keep anyone who visits their site safe from preventable crime. In order to do so, property owners must provide adequate security, such as hiring security guards or creating well-lit parking lots. If a violent crime were to occur on a commercial property due to negligent security, then the owner may be held liable.
Can you sue someone for stabbing you? A violent crime must also be considered reasonably foreseeable for the victim to have grounds for a valid lawsuit against the owner. A crime may be considered reasonably foreseeable if a property had a previous history of violent crime, and no security improvements were put in place. Therefore, if someone is injured at a nightclub by a reasonably foreseeable stabbing because of inadequate security, then the owner may be held liable for the crime.
If you or someone you love has fallen victim to an incident similar to the one above, you can discuss your case with an experienced crime victim attorney to learn about the legal options available to you.
Location of The Tequila Nightclub in Vineland, New Jersey