Liquor Liability Settlement
Kevin Marciano was the attorney in a liquor liability case that settled for $4.3 million before the Honorable Frederica Massiah Jackson, Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. His client was a woman from Chadds Ford, Delaware County who suffered a spinal cord injury while riding as a passenger in a car that was driven into a tree by her drunk husband. Two different liquor-serving establishments, located in West Chester, Chester County, Dilworthtown Inn and Blue Pear Bistro, had continued to serve the man beer and martinis even after he was visibly intoxicated. The service of alcohol to someone who appears visibly intoxicated (.i.e. glassy eyes, slurred speech, staggering etc.) is a violation of the dram shop laws. His blood alcohol content (BAC) was more than double the legal limit. She received much of her medical treatment in Philadelphia at Magee Rehabilitation. The 46-year-old wife must live out her life as a quadriplegic. The husband pled guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) in Delaware County Court of Common Pleas and was sentenced to jail. The settlement included a donation to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). Marciano & MacAvoy, continues its fight to protect the roadways of Pennsylvania from drunk drivers.