According to Soccer Insider Steven Goff, D.C. United forward Charlie Davies has filed a $20 million dollar lawsuit against the night club that served the alcohol to the woman that was driving the car that Davies was riding in when it crashed and severely injured Davies. The crash also killed a third passenger.
Per Goff's report;
The suit, filed in D.C. Superior Court last week, names Das Enterprises, which operates Shadow Room, and Red Bull North America, the host of the private event on October 12, 2009, at the K Street establishment.
The companies are accused of continuing to serve alcohol to Maria Alejandra Espinoza, even though, according to the suit, she "became visibly intoxicated."
I guess I'm just lost as to why Davies feels that he has an actual case. So Davies could see that Espinoza was visibly intoxicated, and yet he continued to get into a car in which she was driving, and somehow that is Das Enterprises fault? He expects Das Enterprises and Red Bull to quit serving alcohol to a woman at a club, as if they were supposed to know that she would later attempt to drink and drive?
Because Davies made a horrible judgment call that night that potentially ruined his career, and to some extent his life, he is attempting to collect 20 million dollars from the club and Red Bull North America (who were hosting the party)?
The whole incident was extremely sad. One woman lost her life, and Davies almost lost his own. The driver was sentenced to two years in prison. His career with the USMNT was completely derailed. All of this is beyond unfortunate, however, it's no ones fault besides Davies that he got into that car that night.