What Are Texas’ Dram Shop Laws? | What to Know

Drunk driving accidents can result in severe physical, emotional, and financial burdens. If you or a loved one were injured in one, do not wait to reach out to our skilled Houston car accident lawyers today to discuss the details of your case and your options.

What is the purpose of Texas’ dram shop laws?

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident due to the negligence of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the burdens you have faced as a result. Additionally, you may also be able to hold the establishment that served alcohol to the driver responsible for your injuries under Texas’s dram shop law. To elaborate more, 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, it is very likely that you may also sue that establishment. Clear signs of intoxication may include slurred speech, stumbling, and more. To show that the establishment was partially responsible for the accident, it is imperative that you have a skilled attorney on your side.

Do not wait to contact our firm today. Our experienced Houston car accident attorneys are here for you each step of the way.

What is the statute of limitations in Texas?

You may be entitled to financial compensation if you have been injured by a drunk driver. Additionally, if a loved one was killed by a drunk driver, you may be able to recover compensation on their behalf. No matter what situation you are in, you will need to act on your claim quickly to abide by the state’s statute of limitations. In Texas, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is typically two years from the date of the accident. If you fail to file within two years, you may lose the opportunity to recover the compensation you deserve. Do not wait to reach out to our attorneys today to ensure you are not missing any important deadlines.

Contact our firm today if you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver. Our legal team will fight for you and your future and ensure we can do all it takes to make you feel whole again.


We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead.