Dram Shop Laws in Texas
The Alcoholic Beverage Code of Texas contains a provision known as the dram shop act. This act aims to hold establishments accountable for selling alcohol to someone who is already obviously intoxicated. If you choose to take legal action against the establishment that served the individual who caused your accident, you must prove that they were a danger to either themselves or others at the time they were sold alcohol. It is also important to note that under dram shop laws in Texas, a minor can sue an establishment for selling them alcohol while they were already intoxicated if it resulted in an injury.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
Accidents caused by drunk drivers are often very severe and result in lifelong burdens for the victim. Unfortunately, it seems that in most cases, the drunk driver walks away just fine and the victim is left to suffer for years down the road. If you were seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to recover significant compensation. You may be able to recover damages that are economic and non-economic in nature. Economic damages may include the cost of medical expenses, lost current and future wages, and more. Noneconomic damages may include compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Contact an Odessa Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has become the victim of a drunk driving accident in Odessa, Texas or the surrounding areas, it is important to retain the services of an experienced personal injury attorney. The Law Office of Steve Brannan is committed to helping you find justice during this challenging time. Contact us today for strong legal representation when it matters most.