Kentucky bar owners and a drunk driver sued for wrongful death

All licensed drivers in Kentucky and every other states are obligated to adhere to all traffic laws and safety regulations, including those pertaining to alcohol consumption and operation of a motor vehicle. In this state, it is illegal to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol content level of .08 or higher. That has prompted grieving family members of the victims of a horrific collision to take wrongful death legal action against a driver involved in the crash, whose BAC was reportedly measured at four times the legal limit, as well as two bar owners.

The plaintiffs are acting on behalf of five of their beloved family members. The two parents and three children were returning home from a trip to Florida when a vehicle heading in the wrong direction on the highway hit them head on. None of the family members survived.

The 41-year-old man driving the wrong-way car was tested for intoxication. His BAC registered .306. Relatives of the victims have filed a legal claim against the man's estate since he also died in the crash. They are also seeking financial accountability against two local bar owners who served him alcohol in the hours before the collision. The claim states that a person whose BAC was four times the legal limit would likely be showing obvious signs of intoxication; therefore, bartenders would be obligated to stop serving him or her.

Any Kentucky motor vehicle accident that results in a fatality is tragic; however, losing five family members at once is a sorrow of great magnitude. This is why the state allows immediate family members to file a legal claim against any and all parties whose negligence was a causal factor in a particular incident. An experienced personal injury attorney can gather evidence and provide litigation support to help substantiate a wrongful death claim.

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