Dram Shop Liability

A drunk driver can cause an incredible amount of damage. It seems like almost every week we hear about a drunk driver killing, or seriously injuring an innocent family. Most of these drivers end up in jail or prison, but then there is little or no recourse for the people who are injured, or for the family of those who are killed. The drunk’s automobile insurance policy often won’t even cover the medical bills of the injures. This is one of the reasons why Texas has adopted Dram Shop laws.

A BAR MAY BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR DRUNK DRIVERS

Dram Shop laws make it so that a bar, restaurant, or other establishment that serves alcohol to an obviously intoxicated customer can be held responsible for the damage caused by customer. This is commonly referred to as over-serving alcohol. In a situation where you suspect that a bar may have over-served a drunk driver, we encourage you to contact our dram shop attorney, Brett Cain, for a free consultation at (817)-573-4300 or online.

Many states, including Texas, have Dram Shop laws. Attorney Brett Cain has reviewed many drunk driving collisions and knows what to look for. Being able to link the bar’s policies and actions, to an injury requires in-depth legal knowledge and the ability to read between the lines in corporate policies.

PROVING YOUR CASE REQUIRES AN EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY

Like almost any injury case, gathering the proper documentation promptly and taking witness statements is a top priority. A skilled lawyer knows what is needed to fully document a Dram Shop case and what to look for within each piece of evidence. Injuries from drunk driving usually have a lifelong effect.

Please contact us online here or at (817)-573-4300 to arrange a confidential and free consultation. We will review the facts and discuss the next steps.