Many national holidays involve drinking, and Memorial Day is no exception. Unfortunately, some people will make the decision to drive while under the influence of alcohol. This can cause serious, even deadly accidents. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you most likely deserve compensation for burdens such as lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Read on to learn more about drunk driving accidents in Texas.
What are Dram Shop Laws?
If you were injured in an accident by a drunk driver, there is a very good chance that you may hold the driver, as well as the establishment that served alcohol to the driver accountable for your injuries under Texas’s dram shop law. Essentially, the dram shop law in Texas states that if the individual who caused your accident was served alcohol by an establishment that either knew the individual was a minor or could tell that the individual was “obviously” intoxicated, there is a very good chance you may also sue that establishment. Obvious signs of intoxication may include slurred speech, stumbling, and so on. In order to prove that the establishment was partially responsible for the accident, you should reach out to an experienced attorney.
What is the Statute of Limitations?
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to recover compensation. If a loved one was killed by a drunk driver, you may be able to recover compensation on their behalf. Either way, it is important to act quickly. This is because of a deadline known as a statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is generally two years from the date of the accident. Failing to file within two years will likely mean losing your opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. To avoid this, reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, contact our firm today. We will advocate for you and fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
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