Bars and Stores The TABC Investigated for Improper Alcohol Service

Texas Bars Are Often Under Investigation But The Public Never Hears About It Click here to browse the full list of over 1k bars and stores that have been investigated by the TABC for improper alcohol service. Open the local section of any newspaper and a fair bit of the content is supplied by local...

What Does the Texas Dram Shop Act Say and How Does it Apply to My Case?

How Dram Shop Law Works in Texas Essentially, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code Ann. §2.01 states that a person who is licensed to sell or serve alcohol in Texas (a "provider") may be held liable for damages if it was evident that the individual being served was intoxicated to an extent that he presented an obvious...

How Is Drink Size Used as Evidence in Texas Dram Shop Lawsuits?

How dram shop attorneys use drink size as evidence in lawsuits against negligent bars and restaurants Safe alcohol service revolves around standard pour sizes. All Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) safe-service procedures assume that bars are using standard pours. The Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) chart that is put out by the TABC uses the number...

What Types of Compensation Are Available in Texas Dram Shop Cases?

Generally, the Texas Dram Shop Act allows an injured person or the families of the deceased to file a lawsuit against the bar, club, or restaurant that caused their losses, if those losses were the result of service to an obviously intoxicated patron. These laws allow victims to recover compensation for their physical, emotional, and...

How Much is My Texas Dram Shop Case Worth?

The Many Losses of A Dram Shop Claim Drunk driving victims need to know their rights. In the shock of getting injured or losing a loved one to a drunk driver, many victims feel intense fear, anger, depression, and loss. There can seem like a million things you will need to start juggling, and thinking...

Who Can Be Held Liable Under the Texas Dram Shop Act?

The Texas Dram Shop Act applies to almost all alcohol providers, not just bars. Drunk driving is a serious problem in Texas. One of the many ways that the Texas Legislature has addressed this issue is by allowing the victims of drunk drivers to seek compensation from the alcohol "provider" that served the drunk driver,...

Who Can Bring a Claim Against a Bar in Texas?

Who Can Sue a Bar For a Drunk Driving Accident? After someone is killed or injured in a drunk driving accident, many people suffer. It's not just family members, but friends, neighbors, and coworkers. The losses radiate out: Little League coaches aren't there for practice, deacons aren't at church on Sunday, and patients' doctors can't...

What Are Common Types of Evidence in Texas Dram Shop Cases?

Dram shop cases can only be won if you can prove to a jury (or convince the defendant's attorneys you can prove) that the establishment served an obviously intoxicated person whose intoxication directly led to an injury or fatality. How do you prove that this happened? With evidence. As with any other civil claim, compelling...

What Are The Most Common Defenses against Texas Dram Shop Claims?

In Texas, when someone's injuries are caused by a bar who served an obviously intoxicated patron, that bar can be held liable under the Texas Dram Shop Act. This law provides the legal framework for victims to file lawsuits against bars (and other licensed providers of alcohol) when their unlawful service leads to injuries. To...