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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.
Battery is both a crime and a tort. If someone stabbed you, you have the ability to sue even if police declined to prosecute that person. The standard of proof is lower in civil court than criminal, so you do not have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he was the one who did it. The standard of proof for a civil case is "by a preponderance of the evidence." You'll be able to testify on your own as to what happened and call any witnesses. If there is evidence that the manager was helping Brandon cover up what he did, you can also sue HIM for battery, and you can sue both of them for conspiracy. Damages will include not only your hospital expenses, but punitive damages.
The bar typically is not responsible for the criminal acts of employees or the criminal acts of third parties who are visiting. In order to seek damages from the bar, you'd have to be able to establish that they had a specific obligation to protect you, which typically would require some kind of written agreement. But you can sue the person who stabbed you and the person who tried to help him get away with it.
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