Drunk driving is the number one leading cause of death on the road. At Dan Doyle Law Group we are dedicated to proving that the owner of the alcohol-selling establishment is also responsible. Our Philadelphia dram shop and liquor liability attorneys want to discuss a recent drunk driving accident that injured four young girls after leaving a bar in the Northeast.
A recent car accident put four 17-year old girls in critical condition after the drunk driver, Shane Brolly, hit them head-on after leaving a bar in Northeast Philadelphia.
The four high school girls were on their way back home from grabbing ice cream when Brolly attempted to illegally pass a car in the northbound lane when he entered the southbound lane and slammed into the Mazda with the four girls.
According to the accident reconstruction reporter, Brolly was traveling at approximately 70 mph and showed no evidence of attempting to brake before crashing into the car. The girls in the Mazda were driving at 40 mph and braked approximately a couple of seconds before in an attempt to avoid the collision.
Brolly was allegedly found with empty and full bottles of alcohol in his truck at the time of the accident.
During the hearing, a witness, Quinn, testified that Brolly had picked him up around 4 p.m. to go to the driving range where they drank a minimum of two alcoholic beverages. A police witness testified that Brolly blew a .21 for blood alcohol.
Dram shop laws prohibit bars and restaurants from selling more alcoholic drinks to someone who is visibly drunk already. That is where the question of whether the bar Brolly was at is also at fault.
During the court hearing, a witness from the bar states that Brolly was incredibly drunk and tried convincing him to not drive. In a case like this, our attorneys will investigate further by questioning the manager or owner of the alcohol-selling establishment.
When investigating a dram shop and liquor liability case, finding a link between the injuries that occurred from the accident and the alcohol service to the drunk driver is critical. Our attorneys have to determine whether the drunk driver was visibly intoxicated when they were being served at the bar. If the person being served is stumbling or slurring his speech it is a clear indication that the person is already too intoxicated and should not be served anymore.
If you or someone you know has been in a car accident with a drunk driver, reach out to a skilled attorney immediately. At Dan Doyle Law Group, we are prepared to fight for your case and secure the compensation you are entitled to from the alcohol-selling establishment that served the drunk driver.
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