St. Louis Lawyer for Personal Injuries: Is the Bi-State Development Agency Doing Enough to Protect its Customers?
Last night, a St. Louis woman went to the hospital after a shocking bus attack. It was a gruesome scene on board a Metro Bus in north St. Louis. A verbal argument led to a brutal attack. A middle-aged male passenger boarded and almost immediately began to argue with a woman on the bus. When the argument became heated, another male passenger stepped in. The first man swung a padlock on a heavy chain at the man, missed, and struck the woman on the head. She received emergency treatment for her injuries.
Usually, establishments cannot be held accountable for the actions carried out by third parties on their property. However, if that establishment continually fails to provide adequate safety and security for its patrons, it should be held liable for the injuries resulting from its negligence.
All Metro Busses and Metro Link trains have posted signs prohibiting concealed weapons. Weapons of any kind are not allowed on the St. Louis public transportation system. Why, then, was this man allowed to board the bus with an ordinary object made famous by the Hell’s Angels for its use as a weapon?
Patrons do and should have a reasonable expectation of safety on Metro trains and busses. Why, then, was the assailant allowed to stay aboard the bus when he began to verbally attack the woman?
Sadly, this is not the first St. Louis has heard of violence on the Metro system. In summer of 2008, several family groups and individuals were attacked and beaten by overwhelming groups of teenagers. These attacks happened on or near Metro Link platforms, and put more than one victim in the hospital.
If you or someone you know has been injured or attacked because of a property owner’s inattention to reasonable safety measures, contact Page Law today. The experienced personal injuries attorneys at Page Law can help you determine if you have a claim against the property owner. For a free consultation with no obligation, contact the talented personal injury lawyers at Page Law, LLC today at (314) 322-8515.
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