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Dram shop

Jul 20, 2023

22-year-old killed after bars served underage driver: $8.35 million settlement

Action: Wrongful death and dram shop Injuries alleged: Death Amount: $8.35 million Date: April 26, 2023 Attorneys: Kenneth Berger and Brad Lanford of the Law Office of Kenneth Berger, Myrtle Beach, and David Yarborough and Reynolds Blankenship of Yarborough Applegate, Charleston (for the plaintiff) On Jan. 15, 2022, Austin Henson was served alcohol at multiple […]

Apr 18, 2023

Following accident, bar accused of overserving group; $1.15M settlement ensues

Action: Motor vehicle negligence, dram shop Amount: $1.15 million Injuries alleged: Traumatic brain injury with subdural hematoma, skull fracture, broken jaw, broken ribs, lumbar spine fracture, pelvic fracture, broken tibia with hardware placement Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: N/A (settled) Date of settlement: Oct. 24, 2022 Special damages: $344,282.26 Most helpf[...]

Feb 7, 2023

Dram Shop pays $1M after accident causes fatal injuries 

Five brothers were driving home one evening when their vehicle was struck head-on by a driver who was leaving a bar after drinking. The collision resulted in the death of one of the brothers, and injuries of varying severity to the other four.   According to plaintiff attorney Samuel R. Clawson Jr., the plaintiff filed suit against […]

Feb 3, 2023

Estate of underage drunk driver awarded $1M after car crash 

The estate of a motorist who died in a car accident after drinking at a bar was awarded $1 million based on violations of industry standards.  After failing to be properly monitored at a bar that allowed customers 18 and older on the premise, an 18-year-old plaintiff died in a single vehicle car accident after […]

Jan 19, 2023

Driver hit by overserved customer awarded $1.05M

A woman who suffered injuries in a car crash involving an overserved driver has been awarded a $1 million settlement.   The plaintiff sustained a fractured ankle and optical nerve damage when she was hit by a drunk driver in Murrells Inlet, S.C.   According to the plaintiff attorney, David Lail, at the time of the […]

Dec 29, 2022

Group of 4 settles for $1.15M after suffering injuries in car crash 

Two couples settled for a total of $1.15 million after sustaining injuries due to a car crash. In November 2019 the couples were traveling home on the interstate after a double date when traffic came to a stop due to an accident. While stopped in traffic, their vehicle was rear-ended by a driver who was leaving […]

Jul 28, 2022

Bars, drunk driver pay $7.36M in wrongful deaths 

The estates of two men who died when a drunk driver broadsided their car at more than 70 mph has settled its wrongful death claims for $7.36 million, the estates’ attorneys report.   Cousins Timothy Jennings and Christopher Jennings were killed on Feb. 5, 2021, as they backed into a driveway in Spartanburg County, according to […]

Jun 16, 2022

Defendants to pay $4M in dram shop case 

By Heath Hamacher  The estate of a bicyclist killed by a drunk driver has settled its wrongful death claims with two Charleston-area drinking establishments for more than $4 million, its attorneys report.   Liam Duffy and David Yarborough Jr. of Yarborough Applegate in Charleston said that on July 4, 2019, the defendant spent more than six […]

Feb 8, 2022

Drunken head-on crash leads to $9.8M settlement 

A man who was severely injured when his intoxicated girlfriend crashed head-on into another vehicle as he slept in the back seat has agreed to settle his case against the girlfriend and the two Charleston-area establishments that served her for more than $9.8 million, his attorneys report. David Lail and Reynolds Blankenship of Yarborough Applegate […]

Jan 25, 2022

Bars to pay $2.5M in dram shop suit

Three bars have agreed to pay $2.5 million to six plaintiffs injured in a four-car crash caused by an intoxicated driver who for hours before the incident had been served strong, oversized beers and liquor, the plaintiffs’ attorneys report. The plaintiffs were represented by Sam Clawson and Christy Fargnoli of Clawson Fargnoli Utsey in Charleston, […]

Jan 11, 2022

$7.5M settlement reached in dram shop case

The surviving parent of a woman who was killed when a drunk driver who was traveling at over 100 mph crashed into her while she was pulling into her driveway has reached a $7.5 million dram shop settlement with a chain restaurant and a gas station that both sold alcohol to the drunk driver. David […]

Nov 30, 2021

Jury awards over $3M after gas station sells alcohol to minor

A South Carolina gas station has been found liable as part of a more than $3 million award stemming from a drunk driving crash after staff allegedly failed to check identification of an underage alcohol purchaser. David Yarborough, Reynolds Blankenship, and David Lail of Yarborough Applegate in Charleston represented Damien Cooper, who filed suit after […]

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