Responsibility of Bar Owners And Bar Employees In Drunk Driving Accidents
San Antonio Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
If you have lost a loved one as a result of an accident involving a drunk driver, you have every right to be furious, sad and overwhelmed. But it is important to understand that you have rights. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you explore your options for taking action against a negligent driver, as well as the restaurant or bar that served the drunk driver.
At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, our attorneys can guide you through the legal process as you pursue a personal injury or wrongful death claim. We have more than 130 years of combined litigation experience and are committed to obtaining fair and just compensation for our clients.
Holding Bars And Bar Employees Accountable
While many people are vaguely aware that businesses can be held accountable for their role in drunk driving accidents, people are unsure of their rights. It turns out you may have more options than you think. When businesses sell, serve or otherwise provide alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person, they are just as responsible as the drunk driver for any injuries or deaths that result.
Determining Bar Owners Responsibility
Our experienced personal injury work with experts to determine levels of alcoholic absorption and investigate a number of factors to determine liability in these cases, including:
- Alcohol-related promotions such as happy hours
- Whether or not the restaurant completed the required program from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
- The lack of a policy guiding bar employees on when not to serve obviously intoxicated patrons
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