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Dram Shop Act Liability

Facing a dram shop lawsuit in Harris County?

If a person or a patron of your business was harmed in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, my firm can investigate to get to the root of the matter. If a host has served alcohol to an intoxicated individual or a liquor establishment has knowingly served alcohol to a minor, an injured individual may try to pursue compensation for damages by attempting to identify the server as liable for causing the injury-causing incident under the Dram Shop Act.

If your business or an employee is being named in such a claim or lawsuit, consult an experienced and knowledgeable Houston business litigation attorney immediately. I work hard to prevent a reputable liquor establishment from wrongfully being held liable for damages that it did not cause to a person or is not directly responsible for contributing to because the guilty party happened to frequent the establishment.

What a Dram Shop Act Lawsuit Might Mean for You

The Dram Shop Act was named after liquor-serving establishments, historically referred to as “dram shops” for selling spirits by the dram, which is a small unit of liquid measurement. Under the Dram Shop Act, a business that sells alcoholic drinks or a host who serves liquor to an intoxicated patron can be held strictly liable for damages caused by the drunken patron. Over-serving has been known to happen; however, it is not surprising to learn just how often these cases are baseless. Most Texas restaurants, bars, and liquor establishments often try to ensure the safety and health of their paying guests. Many establishments provide assistance obtaining taxis and other driving services for customers who should not drive themselves home.

Even if a person was harmed in an accident that was caused by no fault of his or her own, recent court rulings have made it increasingly difficult to seek compensation from a liquor establishment under Dram Shop liability. It can be a challenging task to prove without doubt that the liquor that was bought or served was the specific cause of an accident or the extent of a person’s injuries. Fault can be divided between many factors, including the liquor-serving establishment, the drunk driver, and other external factors; therefore, the degree of liability can shift away from the establishment. My firm can work to prove that your business is not liable for a drunk driver’s actions that caused another person’s injuries. I can fight to protect your liquor license and business reputation.

Achieving Superior Results in Complex Cases

As a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, I have been included in one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the nation. When you want a superior result for a complex case, look to my proven track record to serve as proof that I have the skills to help you! I also have a 10.0 Avvo Rating and an A+ from the Better Business Bureau.

With my tenacity, knowledge of the law, and courtroom reputation in your corner, you can benefit from having an attorney who can help you secure the best possible outcome no matter how difficult the circumstances. Call my office today to learn more about how I can be of assistance in your Dram Shop Act liability case.


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