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Every year drunk drivers kill and seriously injure a large number of Texans.  One reason for drunk drivers on Texas roads are bars, night clubs, party hosts, and restaurants that serve customers that are already drunk too much alcohol.  Under Texas law a bar, night club, or restaurant that serves a drunk person alcohol can be held liable if they let that intoxicated person drive and the intoxicated person causes an automobile accident. Austin drunk driver accidents are unfortunately fairly common as the city has a large college population and a large entertainment district.  As the live music capital of the World, most clubs work with customers and cab companies to prevent Austin drunk driver accidents, but some Austin nightclubs do not.  

If you have been injured in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver or have lost a loved one due the carelessness of a drunk driver, feel free to submit an inquiry to Austin Drunk Driver Lawsuit Lawyer Jason Coomer for a Free Online Evaluation of your potential claim.  You can also send an e-mail with your name, address, date of automobile accident, location of the automobile accident, name of one or more of the drivers in the automobile accident, and a brief description of the accident.

Texas Dram Shop Lawsuits

A dram shop is any drinking establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold including bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.  The term "dram shop" relates back to a time when a drinking establishment served patrons alcohol by the measurement of a dram which is one eighth of a fluid ounce.

The Texas Dram Shop Law was passed in 1987. This law allows individuals to bring civil lawsuits against a person or business who serves, sells, or provides alcohol to someone who is visibly intoxicated to the extent that he presents a clear and obvious danger to himself or others. In these Texas Drunk Driver Accident lawsuits the injured person or family of the person need to prove where the drunk driver was drinking, the drunk driver caused the accident, that the intoxicated person was served after they were obviously intoxicated, and the intoxication was the proximate cause of the damage incurred.

In September 2004, the Texas Supreme Court clarified the law surrounding the responsibility between patrons and drinking establishments when they held in the Duenez decision that a licensed alcohol seller is jointly responsible with its patron when it provides alcohol to an obviously intoxicated patron and that patron harms another.  

Austin Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Lawsuits

Whether an automobile accident was caused by a reckless drunk driver, a nightclub or bar that gave a drunk driver too much alcohol, or a driver under the influence of drugs, it is a good idea to hire an Austin Drunk Driver Accident attorney that handles Texas Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Lawsuits.  An Austin Texas Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Lawyer who has handled drunk driver claims and understands insurance companies, can assist seriously injured people and families of persons killed by drunk drivers navigate liability insurance, PIP insurance, medical pay, uninsured motorist coverage, underinsured motorist coverage, and explore possible drunk driver lawsuits and dram shop claims against bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

As an Austin Texas Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Lawyer, Jason Coomer helps victims of drunk drivers seek compensation, not only for property damage, but for medical costs, lost wages, future losses, impairment, disfigurement, pain and suffering, mental anguish, wrongful death, punitive damages, and other damages. If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident by a drunk driver or have lost a loved one in a drunk driver automobile accident, it is important that you contact an Austin Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Lawyer so you fully understand your rights before proceeding with a Texas Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Lawsuit.

Texas Drunk Driver Automobile Accident Lawsuits

Texas Drunk Driver Automobile Collision Lawyer Jason Coomer has years of litigation experience and the necessary knowledge to make sure those injured in automobile accidents are fully compensated under the law. He has helped many people injured by negligent and drunk drivers and made sure that the families of those killed and seriously injured were compensated as well. He prides himself on successfully battling large insurance companies and big businesses to make sure they pay adequate compensation for damages caused by drunk drivers, reckless drivers, careless drivers, or negligent drivers.  He handles Texas Drunk Driver Lawsuits that result in serious injuries or death in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, and throughout Texas.

Driving Under the Influence is against Texas Law

Driving on our roads is a necessary risk we all have to take, but driving becomes increasingly dangerous with drunk drivers are carelessly and recklessly driving on our roads. In Texas, there are laws against drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but too many drivers do not respect these laws and recklessly drive causing many automobile collisions.

Under Texas law, a driver is considered drunk or under the influence if they do not have the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body or if they have a blood alcohol concentration of over .08.   And it is against Texas law for drunk drivers to operate motor vehicles, water craft, and air craft.  If the drunk driver causes an automobile accident or boating accident that causes serious injuries or death, they can be charged under Texas law with intoxication assault or intoxication manslaughter both serious felonies.

 

Please feel free to contact The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer for additional information on automobile accidents, vehicle collisions, truck accidents, car wrecks, and motorcycle crashes.  Don't think that if you have suffered serious injuries in an automobile accident that the insurance industry will take care of you or voluntarily pay you full compensation for all the medical bills, lost wages, pain & suffering, impairment, disfigurement, and other damages that you have suffered.  They probably won't.  In fact, many insurance adjusters will offer low settlement amounts hoping that you will sign away your automobile accident claim prior to knowing the full extent of your damages.  There are also some insurance adjusters that will delay and stall allowing the statute of limitations to run relieving the insurance company of any liability.

Truck Accidents

The trucking industry is also have many drivers that are on drugs or alcohol to help them spend hours and hours driving to meet deadlines.  From speed and other forms of uppers to over the counter stimulants that keep the driver awake, the combination of tried overworked drivers on drugs and driving large commercial vehicles can cause devastating automobile accidents.  These truck collisions are too often caused by several ton trucks attempting to travel to fast, getting to close to passenger vehicles, or not slowing down for weather.  When traveling on highways it is important to give these big vehicles room and if one is driving recklessly or speeding, to give that truck driver some room. 

Drugged, untrained, overworked, or inexperienced drivers all too often lose control of their large several ton commercial vehicles causing them to jackknife, overturn, or collide with passenger vehicles. When this happens it is typically the passengers of the smaller vehicle that suffer. If this has happened to you or someone you love it is a good idea to obtain excellent legal representation to protect your or your loved one's rights and to make sure that an investigation as to the cause of the collision in done correctly.

If you have been seriously injured by in a car crash, motorcycle accident, or other automobile collision, it is important to seek medical help to determine how to treat the head trauma, herniated discs & back injuries, broken bones, or injuries you have suffered. It is then a good idea to contact the authorities and/or explore a possible law suit to make sure that the wrongful act or hazardous conditions can be remedied.

For a free evaluation of your drunk driver automobile accident, vehicle collision, bus crash, truck accident, motorcycle wreck, or car crash claim, please contact The Law Offices of Jason S. Coomer.  Please include the date of the accident, location of accident, your name, injuries suffered, and a brief description of the accident. 
 

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