South Carolina Woman Sues Bar For Paralyzing Car Accident

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Sue everyone!

A South Carolina woman is suing the bar that served her alcohol as a minor the night she had a car accident that left her paralyzed.

Chelsea Hess, 22, is also suing the South Carolina Department of Transportation, the town of Bluffton and Beaufort County for negligence for allegedly not maintaining the road shoulder she drove her car over in her accident.

Hess was 20 years old on Aug. 8, 2009 when she went to Jock's Sports Grill in Beaumont, S.C. for a game of billiards, according to her lawsuit.

She alleged that she ordered an alcoholic drink at the bar and was served without being asked for her identification. The legal drinking age in South Carolina is 21.

Hess accused the bar of several forms of negligence, including failure to "request and examine proof of identification," serving alcohol to minors, and "failing to ascertain whether Plaintiff was impaired by the consumption of alcoholic beverages at the time Plaintiff purchased the alcoholic beverage."

At about 1:05 a.m., Hess left the bar driving her own car and had a serious accident.

"The wheels of the motor vehicle Plaintiff was operating suddenly dropped off into a large unmaintained area on the shoulder of Alljoy Road, which caused Plaintiff to loose [sic] control of her vehicle and causing her to roll the vehicle over off the side of the road," the lawsuit said.

As a result, Hess "suffered serious, permanently debilitating injuries causing the plaintiff to be paraplegic." She blames the accident on the bar.

"The accident that resulted in Plaintiff being a paraplegic was due to and proximately caused by the negligence, recklessness, and willfulness and gross negligence of Defendant Jock's Sports Grill," the lawsuit said.

Hess is also suing the South Carolina Department of Transportation and the town of Bluffton and Beaufort County for negligence.

Hess alleges that the Department of Transportation was negligent "in having actual knowledge of the defect in the subject road shoulder and in failing to remedy the defect which was a dangerous situation for the Plaintiff and other similarly situated persons."

Attorneys representing the defendants deny "each and every allegation," they each said in responses to the Hess' lawsuit.

"The Defendant SCDOT alleges that any injuries and/or damages sustained by the Plaintiff were due to and caused by the sole negligent, grossly negligent, reckless, careless, heedless, willful and wanton acts and/or omissions of Plaintiff," the Department of Transportation response said.

The response lists eight possible ways Hess may have been negligent including driving while intoxicated, failing to keep her car under proper control, driving too fast for the conditions, and "failing to act in a reasonable and prudent manner."

Hess did not respond to requests for comment.

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Last company I worked at stopped having booze at the Christmas party... as some twat at (I think) Sony... got drunk... and drove off the road. She sued the company and the bar... and won.
 

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How about this person accept responsibility for her own actions that left her crippled?
 

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"The wheels of the motor vehicle Plaintiff was operating suddenly dropped off into a large unmaintained area on the shoulder of Alljoy Road, which caused Plaintiff to loose [sic] control of her vehicle and causing her to roll the vehicle over off the side of the road," the lawsuit said.
I would sue the car maker for a poor design that allows the wheels to go in a direction contrary to the direction of the road surface, suddenly.
 

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I don't care how much money you win, you're still going to be a worthless fucking cripple who no one wants to fuck for the rest of your awful life, and for that:



Nice noodles you got below the belt there, toots.







(yes, I know, I'm being harsh. Fuck her, though)
 
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I used to drink in bars at 18-19 in Charleston, I love that backwards ass state.
 

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Fuck this cunt. You got drunk, you got behind the wheel on your own, and you ate shit. It's a tough break and I couldn't imagine being paralyzed at 22, but it's no ones fault but her own.
 

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Wouldnt expect anything more from that thing in the pic. She's suing God for negligence.
 

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wouldn't it just be cheaper for all those involved in the lawsuit to simply have this wigger bitch killed?
 

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She got shitfaced, drove off the road, and now shits in a bag. And she's suing everyone. Sucks to be you, you dumb cunt.
 

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In some states, the bar is actually liable for your stupidity. Fucking society we live in is shit.
 

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I usually feel sorry for someone that was crippled in an accident, but not this time. Actually this bitch deserved worse. Our society has been taught well, you are not accountable for your actions, everyone else is.
 

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Hess alleges that the Department of Transportation was negligent "in having actual knowledge of the defect in the subject road shoulder and in failing to remedy the defect which was a dangerous situation for the Plaintiff and other similarly situated persons."


Similarly situated, meaning white trash that can't hold their alcohol?

Fuck her. One less drunk off the road...by any means necessary.
 

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The Hess truck's back and it's better than ever
Unable to feel her rear, the Hess truck's here

Energizer batteries included
 

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Awwww shucks. She forgot to sue the local cops and state patrol for failure to be close to the location to where she crashed, and failing to notice that she was impaired. Pulling her over would have prevented the eventual accident that left her a poo butt with a numb vagina.

I hope she gets nothing, and has to pay the legal fees for all involved.
 

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These fuckers ruin bars for the rest of us. When the local injun casino opened up, it was a great place to go party. Booze was cheap, the atmosphere was great, free shuttle rides home, lots of hot girls, etc. Then a few people drove off the road leaving the place in a short amount of time, and eventually one tried to sue the casino for being over-served. They lost (amazing in California), but now the casino of course had to implement a bunch of bullshit rules. You can only buy one drink at a time (regardless of if the second one's for another person), you can only buy one drink every 20 minutes, last call is like 40 minutes before 2 AM (when they have to legally stop selling), and so on.
 

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This stupid cunt did something stupid and cunty and paid the price. Simple as that.

The Hess truck's back and it's better than ever
Unable to feel her rear, the Hess truck's here

Energizer batteries included
My cousin used to collect Hess trucks. I had a few myself.
 

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It's only a matter of time before a situation like this arises around one of Ant's compound parties. Think about it... free flowing booze, jailbait age chicks, Ant's deep pockets and recognizable name, an audio/video chronicle of all of the drunken shenanigans taking place, the compound being located in the lawsuit capital of the free world that is Long Island.

It's a lawyer's wet dream.

Actually... I'm surprised it hasn't happened already.