Teenager Over-served by Bar Causes Fatal Collision

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Two minutes after leaving a bar that served him over a dozen drinks, an intoxicated 19-year-old driving a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic colliding with an SUV. The driver of the SUV was killed. The driver's mother and 1-year-old child were injured.

After his arrest, the 19-year-old appeared to be too intoxicated to keep his eyes open for a mugshot. Five employees of the bar were arrested and charged for offenses including selling alcohol to an intoxicated person and to a minor.

Establishments that serve alcohol owe a duty to the public to not serve already intoxicated patrons, because those patrons present a risk of death or injury to others. Texas' dram shop act holds establishments liable for serving alcohol to individuals that are obviously intoxicated to the extent that they present a clear danger to themselves and others.

For over 68 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation for our clients. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed as a result of a drunk driver or an establishment over-serving them, it is important to understand your right to recover. Our attorneys at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. Call us today at 713-396-3964 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.

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