$25 Million Verdict Awarded Against Dallas Nightclub After Over-Served Patron Causes Fatal Crash

In December 2018, a Dallas jury returned a $25 million wrongful death verdict against a club in Dallas. In reaching its verdict, the jury found that the club over-served former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent, who flipped his Mercedes, killing his friend and teammate Jerry Brown.

The crash occurred mere minutes after leaving the club, when Brent drove the Mercedes onto the freeway and accelerated to a rate of 110 mph in a 45 mph zone. Authorities determined that Brent was served at least 14 alcoholic beverages that night, and that his blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit.

Through Texas’ dram shop act, establishments that serve alcohol to the public are liable for serving individuals that are obviously intoxicated to the extent that they present a clear danger to themselves and others.

For over 68 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for our clients. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of a drunk driver or an establishment over-serving them, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. Call us today at (713) 222-7211 or 713-222-7211 for your free consultation.