Two bars sued for over-serving drunk driver who caused fatal accident

Businesses in Jesup and Independence were sued for their role in Bryan Cornwell’s intoxication prior to the fatal accident he caused on the road, the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier stated on May 23.

Jesup-based bar Bucketz Bar & Grill and Heartland Acres Agribition Center in Independence were sued last April for serving Cornwell an excessive amount of alcohol. The 22-year-old pickup driver from Oelwein had a blood alcohol content of 0.214 on June 22 after he struck the motorcycle carrying Derek Martie and Kathlyn Leekley on Dubuque Road. The accident killed Leekley, while Martie survived after sustaining multiple injuries. Cornwell was recently sentenced to 32 years of imprisonment.

Aside from suffering from emotional trauma, families who have unexpectedly lost their loved ones in drunk driving accidents often suffer great financial loss. The lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., work for people in Iowa who are struggling in situations like this. Find out how our lawyers may help you seek remunerations from negligent parties today by calling 877-327-2600.


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