The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have represented many people that are traffic accident victims of drivers driving while intoxicated also known as DWI. While it is obvious that the drunk driver is liable for the DWI victim’s injuries, it is often not obvious as to who else would be responsible. Often drunk drivers are involved in the most catastrophic of injury cases. Their victims often die or are left with lifetime disabilities that will require a lifetime of continuing medical care. Unfortunately many drunk drivers will not have enough or even any insurance to cover the cost of their victim’s personal injuries. An alternative method for recovery would be under the Texas Dram Shop Act. A dram shop is a place where alcoholic beverages are sold. Since the beverages used to be measured in drams, thus the name of the act. If the owner of a bar or tavern serves an alcoholic beverage to a person that was “obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and others” at the time he was sold the alcohol, there is a cause of action against the bar or tavern owern by any vcitm of a car accident that was proximately caused by the intoxication. The cases are hard to prove up and there are exceptions to the rule but it is still a venue for DWI accident victims to explore for compensation for their injuries.
If you or your loved one has been the victim of a DWI accident, call DeSimone Law Office today. They are experienced at handling DWI cases including Dram Shop Actions and will get you the money you deserve.