In Florida, the passengers of a driver known as a “habitual drunkard” are suing the Banana Boat restaurant and bar in Boynton Beach for serving driver Brian Licitra too much alcohol prior to their 2004 drunk driving accident.
Licitra has already settled his personal injury lawsuit with the restaurant that served him alcohol. Now Evol Ho-Sang, Alissa Deming, and David Holotanko are also suing the Boynton Beach restaurant for allowing Licitra, “who was visibly intoxicated,” to leave the restaurant drunk.
All three plaintiffs sustained serious injuries in the drunk driving accident caused by Licitra. One of the plaintiffs, Alissa Deming, says she had just met Licitra and did not know he was a “habitual drunkard,” which is why she got into the car with him.
The Florida Department of Corrections says that Licitra was convicted of a Felony DUI and served time in prison before his release in 2007.
Florida law holds bars responsible for serving alcohol to habitual drunkards.
If you or someone you love was seriously injured in a Florida car crash, our South Florida motor vehicle law firm can help you explore your legal options and determine who is liable for your injuries.
Common causes of car accidents that can be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim include drunk driving, negligent driving, driver inexperience or inattention, a defective automobile or auto part, and debris on the road. In certain instances, there may be more than one liable party, such as when alcohol is served to a minor at a party and that person is killed or injures someone else during a drunk driving accident.
Drunk driving accidents and other serious car accidents can result in serious injuries, including broken bones, massive internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death. You have a right to compensation from all liable parties.
DUI felon’s 3 passengers sue bar over 2004 crash, PalmBeachPost.com, May 27, 2008
Related Web Resources:
Impaired Driving Facts, CDC.gov
768.125 Liability for injury or damage resulting from intoxication, The 2007 Florida Statutes
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