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Drunk driving often results in accidents, and innocent victims are often injured by these intoxicated drivers. The intoxicated driver who caused the accident may be liable for damages. However, the bar or club which served them alcohol may also be liable for your injuries. Dram shop laws in Texas provide that a vendor or social hosts who serve a visibly intoxicated person or a minor may be liable for any injuries caused by the intoxicated person.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, call the Dallas dram shop lawyers from Zinda Law Group at (512) 246-2224 for a free consultation. If we cannot reach a favorable result in your case, you will not owe us anything.
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What are Dram Shop Laws?
Dram shop laws derive their name from the unit of measurement once used when serving alcohol, the dram. Dram shop laws apply to vendors, such as bars, as well as social hosts, which include private individuals hosting a party at home or on their property. Numerous states, including Texas, have enacted dram shop laws in an effort to combat drunk driving accidents. Dram shop law claims are generally the only method to seek compensation for damages from a vendor or social host in accidents involving alcohol in Texas, as the law excludes all other types of potential liability, such as gross negligence. The circumstances in which dram shop laws may be used to hold persons or establishments other than the intoxicated individual liable vary according to their classification as either a licensee, a social host, or a bar owner
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A licensee is typically a vendor that serves or sells alcohol, such as a bar or liquor store. Licensees are generally held to a high standard of liability under dram shop laws, as they deal with alcohol routinely in their day-to-day business and are expected to take proper precautions in preventing a visibly intoxicated person or a minor from being served alcohol. If an intoxicated driver was overserved at a bar, the bar may be held liable.
Social Hosts Rules
The standard of liability is generally lower than that of licensees for social hosts, which are adults over the age of 21 serving alcohol in their homes or on their property in a private setting such as a dinner party. In most cases, a social host may only be held liable if they knowingly served alcohol to a minor or knowingly allowed a minor to consume alcohol on their property. However, parents or guardians of children may be exempt from this liability regarding their own children’s consumption of alcohol.