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Minor Dies after Purchasing Alcohol

In 2013, Brian Hoeflinger, then 18 years old, went to Foxx Liquor Store with two of his friends to purchase alcohol. He subsequently became intoxicated and ran his car into a tree; he died of his injuries. Dr. Brian and Cynthia Hoeflinger have sued several defendants involved in the purchase of the alcohol, including AM Mart LLC, which does business as Foxx Liquor Store, owners Martin Yousif and Andi Jarbou, and employee Nicholas Thompson.

The suit alleges Brian and two of his friends (Blake Pappas and Michael Geiger) pooled their money and went to Foxx Liquor Store, which “had a reputation…as a place where underage individuals could purchase alcohol.” Blake purchased a bottle of vodka without being asked for identification; the bottle was consumed at another classmate’s home later that evening. Brian ultimately left the gathering and crashed his vehicle into a tree. The lawsuit alleges claims of personal injury, negligence, wrongful death, and corrupting another with alcohol.

When someone is injured or dies in an auto collision, financial recovery can often be made against the offending driver. Such recovery is particularly important when permanent, life changing injuries are incurred. It is important to contact someone who understands the intricacies of the injured party’s right to recover.

Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for injuries that occurred as a result of a drunk driver or alcohol-related accident.


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