Man Awarded $5M After Lawsuit Claiming He Was Overserved Alcohol

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A Texas man secured the bag by using the legal system to his benefit.

Daniel Rawls was awarded $5.5 million after filing a lawsuit against a restaurant claiming he was overserved alcohol. During his drunken encounters that night, Rawls ended up in an altercation and suffered injuries. He then filed a lawsuit against La Fogata Mexican Grill, owner Lourdes Galindo, and the bartender.

Rawls sued the parties for liability, negligence, and damages arising from foreseeable criminal conduct, according to the Houston Chronicle.

In the lawsuit, Rawls claimed to have suffered a “serious and debilitating” head injury after falling which he attributes to “an uneven parking lot.” He also claims the establishment did not call him an ambulance.

The restaurant and Galindo can appeal the ruling, which was handed down after Galindo failed to respond or appear in court.

As a side note, the report states Rawls was arrested twice, in May and February 2019, for public intoxication. The incident which resulted in the lawsuit also took place in May.

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