Adults who drink alcohol are supposed to moderate how much they drink before they go out and drive. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. People who drink too much and drive can be held accountable if they hurt or injure someone else. But what about the bars and restaurants that purposely over serve to get better sales and tips? There are laws in place for those establishments that abuse alcohol sales and endanger the lives of other people.
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.
Firm Partner Benny Agosto, Jr. reached a confidential settlement against Tejano Bar, LLC d/b/a Coyotes Bar regarding an incident that occurred on March 26, 2017. The settlement brings a favorable end to the lawsuit seeking compensation for the death of Ms. Christine Rocio in a car crash.
Two minutes after leaving a bar that served him over a dozen drinks, an intoxicated 19-year-old driving a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic colliding with an SUV. The driver of the SUV was killed. The driver's mother and 1-year-old child were injured.
Firm Partner Benny Agosto, has reached a confidential settlement against Chilos Seafood Restaurant Incorporated regarding an incident that occurred on January 12, 2015. The settlement brings a favorable end to the lawsuit seeking compensation for the death of Ms. Allison Gallegos and Mrs. Eliselda Martinez in a car crash.
A drunk driver killed a woman and her baby early Wednesday morning in Clear Lake. At the scene, the underage drunk driver admitted that she was coming from a bar-another pair of tragic deaths apparently caused by a bar's irresponsible sale of alcohol.
On or about September 6, 2014, Elizabeth Alvarez, along with her husband, Juan Alvarez, and two sons, Juan Alvarez, Jr. and Ian Alvarez, were in a vehicle at or near the 10300 block of I-45, in or near the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas, when their vehicle was struck by a vehicle being operated by Jose Rivera. Jose Rivera was drunk at the time and had been served alcohol at a nightclub named El Huracan, owned or operated by Huracan Disco, Inc. As a result of the collision, Elizabeth Alvarez and Ian Alvarez were injured. Juan Alvarez and Juan Alvarez, Jr. were killed.
Four people were killed in a fatal Texas wreck in which the teen driver had a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.24 - or three times the legal limit for adults in Texas. He was driving a truck with seven other teens when he crashed into a disabled SUV and three people who had stopped to assist the young driver.