Dram Shop Cases

Taking Action After a Drunk Driving Accident

Losing a loved one to a drunk driver is one of the most tragic things that can happen to a person. Families are furious, sad, bitter and overwhelmed. They wonder what they can do to take action. What are their rights? What are their options?

At the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, located in San Antonio, we can guide you through the legal process, helping you take action when a drunk driver injures or claims the life of a loved one. We use more than 130 years of combined experience to help clients throughout south and south-central Texas hold drunk drivers accountable for the harm caused in auto accidents. We also bring actions against related businesses, such as bars, taverns, restaurants, where alcohol is sold.

A man was convicted of drunk driving. He faced minimal consequences in the criminal justice system. In no time at all, he was drinking and driving again. This time, however, it wasn't the police who stopped him. It was a young woman's car. In addition to the criminal proceedings he faced, the young woman's family was able to file a civil lawsuit against him and the bar that over-served him.

Holding Bars Accountable

Many people do not know that these businesses can also be led accountable for the harm caused. When businesses sell, serve or provide alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person — someone who was intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and others — they are legally just as responsible.

If someone you love has been seriously injured or killed by a drunk driver, it may be possible to bring a dram shop action against the business that sold or served alcohol to the intoxicated person. You may have more options than you think.

Talk With Us About Your Dram Shop Case

Talk with us about your dram shop case and let us develop a winning strategy for you. Trial attorneys at the Law Offices of Tyler & Peery are available by calling 866-798-0737 or contacting us online.