While most people probably were not aware that Tiger Woods owns a restaurant, that may not be the case now.
The estate of a late employee has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Woods’ restaurant and bar. The bartender who worked at The Woods Jupiter died last December after he crashed his car. He was under the influence of alcohol according to a report from The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The lawsuit states that the man’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .256, which is more than three times Florida’s legal limit.
A police report states that he was traveling 70 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone when he lost control of his Corvette. The vehicle traveled across many traffic lanes, hit a grass divider, went up a culvert where he ended up airborne and then crashed into a parked vehicle and a sign. No seat belt was worn. He was partially ejected from the Corvette and died at the accident scene.
The lawsuit states that even though many employees and the manager knew that the man was an alcoholic who attended Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), he sat at the bar, drinking, for several hours after his shift. The family’s attorney says that the video surveillance evidence from that night has been destroyed.
The lawsuit seeks damages of an unspecified amount. Florida has a law that holds businesses responsible for what occurs whenever someone is overserved.
Have you lost a family member in a motor vehicle accident that happened after your loved one was overserved? If so, you may need to speak with an attorney to see how you can pursue a lawsuit against the business for your damages. While it won’t bring back your loved one, it can help you move forward financially.