Mention police officers and drunk drivers in the same sentence, and I'll bet most people will assume that you're talking about the role that police play catching drunk drivers and protecting the public. What many people never consider is the threat that drunk drivers pose to the police. Given that the hours when most police...
Texas lawmakers and the public have to make a choice. Drunk driving accidents not only kill and maim, but they leave tremendous financial devastation in their wake. As a community, we must decide who bears that cost. Should drunk drivers and lawbreaking bars pay or victims and the general public? The answer seems obvious to me.
This case involved a motorcyclist who was massively over-served by Big Mouth Burgers, a casual dining restaurant in Alice, TX, near Corpus Christi. After leaving the restaurant, he crashed his bike and sustained fatal injuries.
One such case involved a man who went out for a night of revelry at Burnhouse Bar in San Antonio, then crashed his car into another vehicle while driving back home.
The events of this case occurred in May of 2019 in Odessa, TX. According to the police report, a 34-year old man was driving west in a stolen BMW 325i sedan when he failed to yield the right of way to a motorcycle while attempting a left turn. This led the BMW to strike the motorcycle, ejecting our client.
One such case involved a teenage boy who killed himself as a result of incredibly careless behavior by adults who allowed him access to both alcohol and a loaded firearm.
Just because people won't be dying in drunk driving wrecks related to illegal alcohol service, doesn't mean that alcohol-related deaths will necessarily decrease. In fact, such deaths may just shift from the highways to our homes.
What many think this way fail to realize about the law, and what's difficult for me to effectively convey in the spur of the moment, is that the overwhelming majority of family members pursuing wrongful death cases aren't terribly concerned about the money itself.
On April 17, 2019, Mothers Against Drunk Driving - North Texas honored Dallas dram shop attorney Michael Grossman with their Attorney Service Award.
When bars decide to put their desire for alcohol revenues over fulfilling their obligation to public safety, it puts all of us at risk.