Around 2:08 am on Sunday, February 6, Ilianna Yasmine Zepeda and her sister got in their vehicle and left Bourbon Street Sports Bar in Katy, Texas after a night of drinking. About twelve minutes later, at approximately 2:20 am, Ms. Zepeda ran a red light and crashed into Renzo Olano-Flores. The impact of the collision was fatal for Mr. Olano-Flores.
The TABC has served multiple subpoenas at the bar in their efforts to investigate whether Ms. Zepeda was overserved that night. When a bar or restaurant serves alcohol to someone who is already intoxicated, they violate the Texas Dram Shop Act and can be held liable for injuries or deaths resulting from drunk driving. This act was created to disincentivize bars and restaurants from serving alcohol to intoxicated persons so as to prevent drunk driving and tragic incidents like the one described above.
One person in Texas dies every eight hours and 31 minutes in a DUI-alcohol-related traffic crash. Last year, 1,029 people in Texas were killed and 2,522 seriously injured because someone chose to get behind the wheel while impaired. (source: https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/statewide-news/005-2022.html)
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.
The law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz, & Stogner is the longest-standing personal injury firm in Texas, and our attorneys are standing by to assist with your claim. Call us today at 713-222-7211 or 1-800-594-4884 for your free consultation.