Bar made to Pay for Serious Injuries to Bicyclist

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$770,000 award against drunk driver and bar who served him for serious injuries to bicyclist and her husband. Fifty-percent fault placed on bar. Almost unheard of in liquor liability litigation. The drunk driver made it only 3/4 of a mile from the bar before hitting our client. He had a .33 blood alcohol level. The bar denied serving him and claimed to only have sold him "set-ups", pop and ice to mix with his own whiskey. The drunk driver had no memory for most of the day but had told the arresting office he had about 10 beers. Dogged pursuit of the facts and toxicological analysis proved that the amount of whiskey consumed could only account for 1/2 of the blood alcohol content and that it would take 10-13 beers to account for the rest. Many empty beer cans from the bar were found in the drunk driver's trunk.

Awarded: $770,000