Drunk Drivers and The Bars that Serve Them
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2021, 24% of people killed in car wrecks involved a driver who was driving under the influence of alcohol. And during 2021, more DUI - Alcohol crashes were reported in the hour between 2:00 am and 2:59 am than any other hour of the day.
Drunk drivers involved in crashes can occasionally be tied to a bar or restaurant that overserved them and allowed them to leave. Also, drunk drivers often “plead the fifth” when they are involved in a crash. The lawyers at Richards Penn Bonner have significant experience dealing with the complications arising out of drunk driving crashes and handling what are called “dram shop” cases against the bars/restaurants who serve drunk drivers and permit them to leave in their cars.See our recent victories