Lawsuit Filed Against Night Club For DUI Accident
Texas and every other state have what is called dram shop laws on the books. These laws state that if you or someone with you is injured in an accident, personal injury lawsuits can be filed against the individual and the business, such as a restaurant, bar or club, which provided the alcohol to the person who caused the accident.
As reported in a story appearing on the Fox4 station website in Dallas, arguments were heard on Wednesday in the DUI case which took the life of NFL practice player with the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Brown.
Brown’s family has filed a suit against the nightclub Privae, which is a private club inside Beamers. The case alleges that the club served drinks to Josh Brent who drove his Mercedes at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour while under the influence of alcohol in 2012. Brent got into a crash which left Brown dead. Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in 2014.
The attorney for the Brown family alleges that at no time did any member of Privae’s staff ever try to determine whether Brent had had enough to drink – even after he was drinking directly from not legally intoxicated when he and Brown left the establishment. The fiery fatal accident occurred just 4 minutes after their departure.