Liquor Liability Recovery
A twenty-year-old young woman was seriously injured in a car accident in Philadelphia caused by a drunk driver and the strip club, The Penthouse Club, that over-served him alcohol. In the hours leading up to the accident, the drunk driver drank numerous alcoholic drinks at a Philadelphia strip club where he worked but was off-duty for the night.
The bartenders at the strip club “got a kick out of” pouring him as strong a drink as they could and continued to ply him with liquor even though he was extremely and visibly intoxicated. After the accident, the drunk driver’s blood alcohol content tested at 0.246%.
Prior to trial, Kevin R. Marciano, Esquire and Patrick D. MacAvoy, Esquire of Marciano & MacAvoy successfully settled the case against both the bar and the drunk driver for a total of $900,000. Also, as is common practice for the attorneys at Marciano & MacAvoy in any liquor liability case, the terms of the settlement forced the defendants to make personal contributions to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.