August 6, 2012
A settlement has been reached in the Connecticut Wrongful Death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who froze to death after being thrown out of a bar. According to The Connecticut Post, the lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount.
Court documents show that on a January night in 2009, staff at the Digger McDuff’s Tavern in Cromwell, Connecticut, asked the woman to leave the establishment after she began arguing and fighting with several other patrons. She left the bar with no coat or shoes in 14-degree weather only to catch a ride home with a former state representative. He stated that the woman hopped into the backseat of his vehicle as he was leaving, so he decided to take her home. Shortly after she became belligerent and jumped from the car he said. The 41-year-old woman was found dead the following day.
The suit alleges the bar was negligent in over serving the victim and then kicking her out into the frigid night with no shoes or coat. The state representative is also named as a defendant in the case as the claim states he was negligent in failing to prevent the woman from wandering off into the snow.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Injury Lawyers understand just how devastating the loss of a loved one can be and hope that this lawsuit will bring some closure to the family of the victim.