Sugar Land Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Representing Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents & Fatalities in Texas
Under Texas State law bar owners, restaurants, liquor stores, and others can be held liable for auto accidents and deaths that result from their illegal sale of alcohol. Commonly referred to as "dram shop laws," those who knowingly or negligently serve alcohol to intoxicated or underage persons can be held liable for accidents they cause as a result. At The León Law Firm, P.C., we investigate the actions of bars, restaurants, and places where alcohol is served in order to determine if they acted negligently. We look at credit card charges and bar tabs to determine how much alcohol was served and when, interview eyewitnesses, staff personnel, and review video footage when it is available. We understand what to look for and how to investigate alcohol-related accidents and fatalities.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver or a loved one was killed in an alcohol-related car accident or truck accident, don't wait until witnesses cannot be located or their memories have faded. Contact a Sugar Land personal injury attorney today for a free case evaluation.
Understanding Texas Dram Shop Laws
Under the Texas dram shop law found in the state's Alcoholic Beverage Code, anyone who serves or sells alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person who represents an obvious danger to himself or others can be held liable for injuries they cause later. This applies to bartenders, restaurants, private parties where liquor is being served, sporting events, and other venues. In each instance, proof must be provided indicating that an intoxicated person was served alcohol in a state where he or she was clearly a danger to themselves and others.
In Texas, establishments can only be found liable if a jury determines that they are 50% or more responsible for the victim's injuries, with the driver being held liable for the remaining portion. Since these cases require a rigorous analysis to determine proportion of fault, it is imperative you seek the guidance of a skilled legal expert to ensure liability falls where it should.
How We Investigate Drunk Driving Accidents in Sugar Land
Since evidence and eyewitness testimony is important, our office moves
quickly to gather evidence, talk to bar patrons, and interview work staff.
We also subpoena video footage when available to see if someone was clearly
intoxicated by reviewing their actions. We also look at bar tabs and restaurant
bills to determine when alcohol was served and how much. By dividing someone's
weight by the amount of alcohol ordered, we can accurately determine if
they were served too much alcohol.
As your attorney, Mr. León works with economists and health care planners in order to determine the financial impact of your injuries. Our office considers lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to a drunk driver, contact a Sugar Land Drunk Driving Accident Attorney today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.