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Monday, May 21, 2012

Texas Dram Shop Liability

Many individuals have been injured as a result of alcohol consumption in Texas. Many people don't know that, the person that served them the alcohol, could be liable to them for the injuries suffered. This is called "Dram Shop" laws.

This law allows individuals to bring civil action against a person(s) who serves, sells, or provides alcohol to someone who is visibly intoxicated to the extent that such person presents a clear and obvious danger to self or others.

All the injured party has to do is prove that the intoxicated person was served alcohol after being obviously intoxicated, and the intoxication was the proximate cause of the damage incurred. In other words, the bartender knew you were drunk, but kept on serving you. The Texas Dram Shop Act was passed in 1987 and extended in April 1993.

The Act allows the intoxicated person to sue for damages. There are some obsticles that the injured person has to overcome. Mainly, the Comparative Responsibility Act, which applies to the dram shop laws. This Act holds that the intoxicated person can recover damages, but only if the establishment is more responsible, than the individual, for the individual’s intoxication.

Our lawyers have been sucessful in helping Texans recover against the bars, clubs or other establishments, for Dram Shop liability. If you believe that you were a victim of negligence, please call us at (210) 979-9777.

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