Tiger Woods and his restaurant, The Woods Jupiter in Florida, are accused of being responsible for the death of an employee last December. The family of a 24-year-old man who worked as a bartender at the restaurant claims that staff at the restaurant served him with alcohol while they knew of his problems as an alcoholic. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit in pursuit of damage recovery.
According to court documents, the bartender left the restaurant on a day in December after consuming several alcoholic beverages. He allegedly got into his car and traveled along Federal Highway at high speed. He lost control, and his vehicle overturned after crossing three traffic lanes. The driver did not survive the accident, and the family claims the employer was negligent.
The plaintiffs further allege that the defendants destroyed the video that showed their son being served alcohol at his workplace on that day. Court documents also show that a toxicology report revealed that the bartender's blood alcohol content was .256 and that there were also signs of high levels of THC from marijuana in his system. The levels of alcohol and THC were reportedly significantly higher than the limits under Florida laws.
The basis on which personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits are determined is the preponderance of the evidence of negligence on the part of the defendant. Proving this in a Florida civil court could be challenging, and others who have lost loved ones in similar circumstances typically utilize the skills of an experienced attorney. Legal counsel can assist throughout the legal proceedings to recover financial and emotional damages.