Texas DUI Attorney
Despite stricter penalties for driving under the influence, drunk drivers continue to injure and kill far too many people on Texas highways. Not only should the driver be held liable for breaking the law, but in many cases, bartenders, restaurants, and liquor stores can also be held liable if they served the drunk driver more alcohol after he or she became intoxicated.
At the Dallas law office of Clements & Clements, our lawyers know how to hold negligent drinking establishments and servers of alcohol liable under Texas state dram shop laws. Dram shop laws allow injured people or survivors of those killed in drunk driving accidents to recover damages from both the drunk driver and those responsible for illegally over-serving him or her prior to an accident.
In order to recover damages under this law, the injured party (or the family of the wrongful death victim) must prove that the bartender, restaurant, or liquor store served an obviously intoxicated person additional alcohol after he or she was already drunk. We have the investigative resources and experience it takes to expose and prove a drinking establishment’s negligence and ultimate role in your drunk driving accident.
If a drunk driver has injured or killed someone you love, contact a Dallas personal injury and wrongful death lawyer at the law office of Clements & Clements today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
How Do I Know If a Bar, Club, or Drinking Establishment Is To Blame for the Accident?
The police report describing your accident will indicate whether the driver who struck you was drunk or impaired. Once you hire us in your personal injury case, our attorneys will fully investigate the events leading up to the accident. If we find out that the driver who hit you was drunk, our office will take a deposition from him or her to learn what happened in the hours prior to the wreck.
We also subpoena credit card records, bar tabs, and restaurant receipts to determine how many drinks a drunk motorist was served. We review video footage from drinking establishments and interview witnesses who can verify whether he or she exhibited obvious drunken behavior prior to getting behind the wheel.
Assessing Your Financial Losses - Injuries and Wrongful Death
Since most crashes caused by drunk drivers are head-on collisions, rear-end accidents, and crashes with high-speed impact, injuries are often serious and sometimes fatal. In order to accurately assess the financial devastation of your injuries, our lawyers consult life care planners and economists. They will calculate all expenses associated with head trauma, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and burns. This calculation includes future medical treatment, lost earnings, loss in quality of life, and pain and suffering. We will then use this figure to pursue your settlement or jury award.
Demand Answers - Contact Clements & Clements Today
To schedule a free consultation to discuss your accident case, contact the Dallas DUI / DWI accident injury attorneys at the law office of Clements & Clements today.
Contact Clements & Clements by e-mail or call (877) 863-4607 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Dallas, Texas, personal injury lawyer.
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