On April 7, 2021, bicyclist Beatrice Gonzalez, then 47-years-old, was waiting on the sidewalk in front of a high school for the rest of her cyclist friends. While she was waiting, police say 24-year-old Samantha Castillo, who was driving at a high rate of speed, jumped the curb and crashed into Ms. Gonzalez, who was pronounced dead.
A $20 million lawsuit has named Cervez Chapultepec as the bar Ms. Castillo left before the fatal crash and is alleged to have served Ms. Castillo alcohol. The bar is located less than half a mile from where the incident occurred. Court documents allege Cerveza Chapultepec served Ms. Castillo to the point that she “became obviously intoxicated and was a clear danger to herself and others.” Danielle Gonzalez, Ms. Gonzalez’s daughter, was on the phone with her mother at the time of impact and noted, “I just heard the phone drop and people screaming, and I heard the ambulance coming.”
When someone is injured or dies as a result of an accident, financial recovery may be available. 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.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact an attorney at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner by calling 713-396-3964 or toll free at 1-800-594-4884. Abraham Watkins offers a free consultation to anyone wishing to pursue a claim for such injuries or fatalities.