According to a local news source, This Week in Worcester, on Saturday evening police found a man stabbed outside of Makao Restaurant on Millbury Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. The victim was stabbed in the back and was treated by paramedics on the scene. His injuries were considered non-life-threatening.
According to Worcester Police, the investigation is ongoing and there are no suspects at this time. If you have any information about this case please contact the Worcester Police Detective Bureau.
Attorney Kim Dougherty works with victims of criminal violence in their pursuit of justice against negligent parties. Here are a few of her thoughts regarding legal options for victims of criminal violence at restaurants or bars.
A restaurant or bar is legally obligated to provide sufficient security for their patrons. The owner of the property is required to stay aware of the violence happening in the surrounding area. While considering past criminal violence incidents, the restaurant owner must have the necessary level of security for their customers to protect their patrons from any foreseeable violent crimes.
Generally speaking, to establish restaurant owner negligence the victim's lawyer must prove that the violence, whether it be a stabbing or a shooting, was reasonably foreseeable and that insufficient security measures caused it. This may be proven if the restaurant or its surrounding areas has a history of criminal violence.