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Triple Pedestrian Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A Galveston, Texas, auto-pedestrian incident has resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit. A drunk driver drove onto the sidewalk and slammed into a man, his stepson, and another child as they were walking home from a Mother’s Day celebration in 2009. All three pedestrians died of blunt-force trauma. The drunk driver had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit.

Relatives of the victims filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver, the bar which served him drinks, and the bar owners arguing that the drunk driver left the bar in an intoxicated state. The suit further stated that the man was served drinks despite the fact that he had already been drinking prior to arriving at the bar and was noticeable intoxicated.

In the state of Texas, it is illegal to serve alcohol to people that appear to be intoxicated. Therefore, the bar owners could be found at fault in this tragic auto accident. The families are seeking damages for pain and mental anguish and other unspecified monetary damages.

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