Amy Osborne-Clarke has filed a lawsuit against a strip club for about $15 million. Amy was seriously injured in a head-on collision caused by a wrong-way driver. The suit was filed by a Vancouver attorney on Friday in Multnomah County Court Circuit against Acropolis Steakhouse, 8325 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd. The suit alleges that the driver of a Nissan sports car was over served with alcohol which caused the accident.
Osborne-Clarke who was driving a 2005 Honda Element had a head on collision with Randal S. Corbin aged 32 years. Randal was not alone as his passenger Michael B. York, aged 33 years died at the scene of the accident. The accident occurred on a state Highway 500 west of the Andresen interchange when Randal left an eastbound lane of the four-lane divided highway and hit Osborne-Clarke.
According to the lawsuit, Randal and his passenger Michael went to celebrate a friends birthday at Acropolis Steakhouse. They were believed to have spent over four hours at the club upon which Randal had consumed a large amount of alcohol. The lawsuit alleges that Randal was continuously served more alcohol after he was visibly intoxicated.
Randal and Michael left the club after closing time. The suit alleges that Randal drove northbound in southbound lanes of McLoughlin Boulevard in Portland and was assisted by employees of the club to steer to the correct lane. After about 50 minutes of leaving the club, Randal was seen driving westbound instead of going east on the state Highway 500 on speed. In the process, he had a head-on collision with Osborne-Clarke’s 2005 Honda Element as alleged by the lawsuit.
Osborne-Clarke was hospitalized and sustained serious head injuries. Almost more than a dozen bones were broken which resulted in multiple surgeries. A Toxicology test was carried out on Randal and it was discovered that his alcohol level was above the legal limit. His blood-alcohol level was 0.16 at the time when the crash occurred. This is double the legal limit, the suit alleges.
During a phone interview, Harlan said that on some level, the suit was about the community. Harlan further stated that Bars, taverns and strip clubs ought to ensure they operate properly. He said Osborne-Clarke his client suffered series of injuries. He summoned up the injuries suffered from the mother of two to be catastrophic.
Osborne-Clarke is claiming just about $5 million in damages for the past and future medical expenses. This also includes lost wages and capacity to earn wages in future. She is also claiming the sum of $10 million in non-economic damages for her pain and sufferings. According to the suit, she has already incurred almost $1 million for medical expenses.
Sadly, these kinds of accidents happen all over the country including here in Florida. If you or a loved one have experienced damages or suffering caused by a restaurateur serving too much alcohol to their driving patrons contact an experienced Florida personal injury attorney.