DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS
Drunk drivers are an all too common problem on the roadways today. Go to any criminal courthouse, and you will find the vast majority of county court criminal trials are related to drunk driving. Despite the significant penalties and costs of getting caught driving while intoxicated, many people choose to do it anyway. When one of these individuals harms someone by causing a crash, Snellings Law PC has the experience and knowledge to hold them fully accountable.
Our team will fully investigate all aspects of the crash as well as where the driver became intoxicated. One of the keys to holding everyone accountable in these situations is to identify all potential wrongdoers. In Texas, our dram shop laws allow injured people to file lawsuits against bars and other establishments serving alcohol under certain scenarios. If a person is “obviously intoxicated,” then a restaurant, bar or other vendor is prohibited from selling or serving them further.
When you place your trust with Snellings Law PC, you can be assured that we will fully investigate your claim, determine all of the potential parties, and work to obtain full value. If you or a loved one have been injured by a drunk driver, call today to set up your free consultation.
When an intoxicated person gets behind the wheel and causes a crash, the results can be catastrophic. The Texas Dram Shop Act, Section 2 of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, allows those injured by a drunk driver or the family of those killed to bring a lawsuit against the bar, restaurant, or other business provider who may be responsible for serving the drunk driver.
WHAT MUST A PLAINTIFF PROVE?
Typically, a plaintiff must prove that at the time the business provided alcohol to the drunk driver, that the individual was obviously intoxicated such that he or she was a danger to themselves or others. Additionally, the plaintiff must prove that the over serving of alcohol led to the injuries and damages complained of by the plaintiff. At Snellings Law PC, we have experience in tracking down all responsible parties in Dram Shop cases and working hard to ensure they are held responsible.
TIMING IS VERY IMPORTANT
In order for a full investigation to be completed, it is important to speak to an attorney as soon after the incident as possible. The insurance companies representing the bars or restaurants will immediately begin their own investigation and attempt to find witnesses and others that help build their defenses. It is also important to speak to witnesses before memories being to fade and preserve evidence before it is destroyed. The sooner an attorney can begin the investigation, the better the chance of obtaining evidence to help prove the claim. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, call now to set up your free consultation.