Negligence - Car Wreck - Drunk Driver

Car Wreck Lawyer Austin texas

Nov 24, 2012 — by Jeff Mundy
Tags: Car Wreck Lawyer Austin Texas

The Texas Dram Shop Act provides in part: Providing, selling, or serving an alcoholic beverage may be made the basis of a statutory cause of action under this chapter . . . upon proof that: (1) at the time the provision occurred it was apparent to the provider that the individual being sold, served, or provided with an alcoholic beverage was obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and others; and (2) the intoxication of the recipient of the alcoholic beverage was a proximate cause of the damages suffered. TEX. ALCO. BEV. CODE ANN. § 2.02(b) (West 2007).

Arthey v. Schlumberger (Tex. App. - Corpus Christi, 2012)

Drunk driving often involves responsibility of parties beyond just the drunk driver - most importantly, the server and their employer or the bar owner and supervisors.  

For many years, common law has imposed responsibility on the providers of alcohol who overserve patrons, who then later injure others.  

Texas has limited this responsibility somewhat, but Texas law still imposes liability on the server and their employer in certain circumstances.

Sadly, Austin with its large college community has too many drunk driving wrecks from bars overserving patrons.

I have successfully represented drunk driving victims killed from bars overserving patrons, and even on duty Austin Police officers struck by drunk drivers.

Please call if you need a Austin lawyer due to a wreck or injuries from drunk driving.

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