Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Rooftop Bar Fall Victim

The family of Chris Hill has filed a negligence suit after Hill’s fatal fall at Northeast Dallas bar, 77 Degrees, on March 12, 2022.  The suit alleges that the bar was overcrowded and did not have enough staff to control the crowd the night of the 25-year-old Hill’s death. 

Hill, a Wise County resident, was in Dallas for the city’s annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade, being held for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, when he fell from the third story of the rooftop bar.  Court filings for the Hill family allege that in addition to the lack of crowd control, the third-floor balcony railing was too low. The family’s attorneys also say that initial attempts to investigate and inspect the bar were impeded. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (“TABC”) has also opened an investigation of the bar.

The suit names the bar’s owner, Ginger/Degrees Dallas, LLC as well as 2107 Henderson Avenue LLC, the company that owns the property. 77 Degrees have denied any wrongdoing in Hill’s death. The experienced trial attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have successfully represented victims and families of those injured as a result of the negligence of businesses and are available for a free consultation.  If you or someone you know has been injured by an unsafe condition at a business, call us at 713-222-7211 or visit our website for your free in-person or virtual consultation