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Wrongful Death Case Filed Against Paso Robles Bar in Brady v. Pappy McGregor’s
A recently filed wrongful case examines the responsibility of a bar in the death of a 21-year-old Paso Robles man, Bryan Brady. In Brady v. Pappy McGregor’s Pub & Grill, the parents of a man struck and killed by a train have sued the bar for negligence. In California, a wrongful death case may be filed where the careless, reckless or intentional acts of another person or corporation cause the death of another. In these situations, the families and children of the person killed may be entitled to recover damages for their loss. Although the type of compensation available varies, it may include medical costs, loss of love and companionship, funeral and burial expenses and in some instances, punitive damages. A knowledgeable California wrongful death lawyercan provide you crucial advice and help you determine your next steps.
Wrongful death lawsuits can occur in almost any area of personal injury, including car accidents, medical malpractice and workplace accidents. Here, Brady was killed after celebrating his 21st birthday at the Crooked Kilt – a downtown Paso Robles business. Byran was served drinks by the bar employees after he was drunk, violating company policy. A patron of the bar then knocked Bryan unconscious in front of the bar. Bryan allegedly remained unconscious for three to five minutes “in obvious need of medical attention.” He was then reportedly carried away from the bar by unknown patrons in an unconscious state and “unable to care for himself and see to his own safety.” He was later found dead on a section of train tracks behind the Crooked Kilt after being struck by a freight train.
The parents allege that the bar employees were negligent for several reasons, including serving Bryan alcohol in violation of company policy and failing to call 911 after Bryan needed medical attention. The parents also assert that a “special relationship” exists between business owners and patrons that “imposes a duty of reasonable care” to help those in need of medical attention.
This case is significant because not only will it affect the Brady’s life and future, and the family’s ability to obtain compensation, but will also provide critical guidance concerning the duty a bar, restaurant or other business has towards its customers. Depending on the outcome, it may impact what actions of employees and business owners are considered negligent. As a Sacramento personal injury attorney I will be following this case closely.
For more information concerning wrongful death cases or any other personal injury action, or if you believe a loved one has been injured or died as the result of the carelessness or recklessness of another, please contact the dedicated Sacramento personal injury lawyers at the Sette Law firm for a confidential consultation.