Considering A Dram Shop Case Against Taylor Sports Bar? Here's What You Need To Know
I've sued more reckless bars for failing to adhere to liquor laws than anyone else in the state of Texas. With three decades of experience and hundreds of cases behind me, I have seen just how frequently bars put profit before safety and over-serve alcohol, in spite of their legal obligation to serve responsibly. While people might see or hear of drunk driving accidents from time to time, they don't tend to hear as much about the role that irresponsible bars play in those accidents. In order to raise more awareness of this topic, I spend a portion of my time researching the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's complaint database and writing about my findings here on my website. If you think you might have a dram shop (liquor liability) claim, don't hesitate to call my office at (855) 326-0000.
Taylor Sports Bar is located in Taylor, Texas. In recent years, it has attracted the attention of the TABC due to allegations of liquor law violations. In 2019 alone, authorities conducted two investigations into the bar's alcohol service practices.
In my three decades of legal practice, rarely have I seen bar end up involved in a wrongful death or injury case that didn't have a history of complaints on file with TABC. Almost every bar I've ever sued was already on the authorities radar, so when I see a bar that has been investigated several times over a short period, it raises my concern that it could one day play a part in an accident.
Note: Investigations are not proof of wrongdoing. However, if authorities investigate and fail to find evidence, it doesn't necessarily mean an establishment is innocent, either. The purpose of this article is simply to relay publicly-available information about incidents where the TABC has investigated Taylor Sports Bar for possible criminal or administrative violations.
TABC Investigations of Taylor Sports Bar in 2019
Taylor - 3311 W 2nd Street
Law enforcement filed a complaint with the TABC on 02/06/2019, alleging that the bar sold alcohol to a customer who was already drunk.
The TABC looked into the matter shortly thereafter. For most liquor law violations, the TABC requires either video footage of the incident or eyewitness testimony from one of its agents in order to take action. In this instance, authorities had neither, which led to their decision to close the case on 03/30/2019.
A concerned citizen filed a complaint with the TABC on 06/03/2019, claiming that the bar the bar permitted staff to sell drugs in addition to allowing a minor to purchase and consume alcohol.
Authorities followed up with an investigation, but due to a lack of video evidence, they failed to turn up any evidence of wrongdoing. Unable to take any further action, TABC agents closed the case on 08/14/2019.
Texas Law Says Accident Victims Can Sue Bad Bars
If you would like to learn more about Texas dram shop law (i.e. lawsuits against bars who play a role in injurious or fatal accidents), please visit our Texas Dram Shop Law Info Page.