Arnold & Itkin is currently representing the mother of a young woman who was tragically killed in a car accident caused by a driver who was overserved at a local bar.
Attorneys Jason Itkin, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Samantha Demuren filed suit in Harris County on behalf of a grieving Houston mother whose 26-year-old daughter lost her life in an accident involving a driver who was overserved at Mac’s Sports Bar-N-Grill in Cypress, Texas.
The defendant driver and our client’s daughter were at defendant Mac’s Sports Bar-N-Grill together before the accident, at which point they were overserved by bartenders at the establishment. Even though the driver was visibly intoxicated, she was served more alcohol and was permitted to get in her vehicle and drive away from the bar with our client’s daughter in the passenger seat.
Less than half a mile from Mac’s Sports Bar, the driver, in her intoxicated state, lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree on the median. The impact occurred on the passenger side of the car where our client’s daughter was sitting. She died at the scene.
Establishments that serve alcohol, such as Mac’s Sports Bar-N-Grill, have a duty to their customers and the public not to overserve patrons. Serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person is prohibited by the Texas Alcohol Beverage Code (TABC), and when an establishment overserves a customer and they cause harm as a result, that business can be held legally responsible.
Our Houston motor vehicle accident attorneys will set out to prove that Mac’s Sports Bar-N-Grill failed to uphold their duty, causing our client to lose her daughter. We are highly experienced with dram shop cases such as these and are committed to helping our client get answers and see justice served.