WGAL has reported that a stabbing occurred outside the 7-Eleven located at 260 N Sherman St, York, PA 17403.
At approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022, a man was taken to the hospital after being stabbed in the gas station parking lot. The 44-year-old victim is said to have suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Police are still investigating the event and looking for a suspect.
Attorney contributor Brian Kent has represented numerous victims of violent crime across Pennsylvania. In a recent interview, Brian shared his experience as a violent crimes attorney, discussing when victims stabbed at a gas station could file a civil lawsuit for compensation.
"Commercial property owners, such as gas stations, have a legal obligation to maintain a safe environment for their customers and employees. It is important that they ensure everyone on your property is reasonably safe from preventable dangers, such as stabbings. To do so, they can implement proper security measures. Examples of security measures include video surveillance inside and outside the property and enhanced lighting around the property. Victims injured in the gas station or its parking lot can inquire about the existing security measures and if they were sufficient to reduce the risk of the violent crime."
"Furthermore, a gas station owner could be considered liable for injuries caused by a foreseeable crime. For instance, if the owner was aware of the rising crime or violence in the area yet neglected to increase security measures on their property, the crime could be considered foreseeable. Victims can learn more about their rights for justice by speaking with an experienced violent crime attorney."