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Dram Shop Liability

A dram shop injury claim seeks to hold the seller of alcohol (bars/restaurants) legally responsible for furnishing alcohol to an individual who goes on to cause an alcohol-related injury. Texas dram shop law states that an alcohol provider can be civilly liable for serving beverages to an individual who is obviously intoxicated and poses a hazard to him/herself or others if the customer’s intoxication was the cause of another person’s injuries or even their own. Dram shop liability means an alcohol seller can be held accountable for a DWI accident if it provided the at-fault party with the alcohol that caused intoxication.

Drinking establishments may be held liable for an injury caused by a customer if:

  • The alcohol was sold or given to a minor under the age of 18 or
  • The alcohol was sold to an obviously intoxicated person who posed a clear danger to themselves or others and
  • The intoxication was a direct cause of the injuries suffered.

There is a wide range of people that bring a dram shop lawsuit, including:

  • Other drivers, passengers or pedestrians injured by the intoxicated driver
  • Passengers in the intoxicated driver’s car
  • The drunk driver themselves

When it comes to seeking legal help for dramshop liability cases in Texas, The Law Office of Abrar & Vergara can help. These cases need to be analyzed correctly so proper claims can be made, and you can trust us to look out for your interest and get the compensation you deserve.