Local Houston Restaurant Named as Defendant in Dram Shop Lawsuit

Several police officers have filed a lawsuit against Pappas Restaurants, Inc. The basis of the lawsuit is an automobile accident involving a drunk driver. The accident occurred in east Montgomery County, Texas, during a traffic stop. The officers had pulled over a vehicle and were searching it for drugs when the drunk driver hit the officers.

The lawsuit alleges that a Pappasito’s Cantina knowingly overserved the driver, meaning that the driver was obviously intoxicated, and Pappasito’s staff continued to serve him alcohol. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that Pappasito’s caused the accident by overserving the drunk driver.

When a bar or restaurant serves alcohol to someone who is already intoxicated, they violate the Texas Dram Shop Act. This act was created to disincentivize bars and restaurants from serving alcohol to intoxicated persons so as to prevent drunk driving.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident involving a drunk driver, call the law firm of Abraham Watkins today. It is imperative that you find a law firm to manage your claim as soon as possible following an injury or death of a family member. Further, it is important to find a skilled law firm with experience handling these cases to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable.

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