Victims of alcohol-related crimes in Texas can seek compensation from a bar, restaurant, or other establishment that served alcohol to an intoxicated person who then caused injury to another person. This is possible under the Texas Dram Shop Laws, which allow victims to file a civil lawsuit against the alcohol provider for negligence. These laws also provide legal protections for businesses and other entities by limiting the amount of compensation they may be held liable for. Victims typically must prove that the establishment was negligent in serving alcohol, either by serving someone clearly intoxicated or by serving minors. Compensation may include damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and future medical treatment.
When a business or individual is facing a liability claim due to dram shop laws, it is important to understand their legal rights and obligations. This includes knowing the limits of liability, understanding one’s responsibility towards intoxicated individuals, and being aware of any potential defense strategies. Additionally, it is important to understand the process for filing a claim and what kind of evidence may be required in order to prove negligence or damages due to the policies of the business or individual.
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.