It’s summertime and people are letting loose, going on vacation, and just generally ready to have some fun. With the 4th of July just around the corner, plenty of Valley-ites are going to be hitting the beach, cooking out, and likely celebrating with a few drinks. 

Unfortunately, for some, a few drinks can turn into a reckless night. When these irresponsible individuals decide to hit the road after a night of heavy drinking, they put the lives of others at risk. A drunk driving accident can change the lives of victims in a single instant and take them down a painful path of recovery. 

At the Law Office of Ryan Solis, we work hard to hold drunk drivers accountable. Depend on us if you have been involved in a car accident involving a drunk driver. 

Drunk Driving Laws in Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation states that someone is hurt or killed every 20 minutes in an accident involving alcohol. EVERY 20 MINUTES someone loses a loved one. Someone’s life changes forever.

In Texas: 

Although you may assume that the drunk driver is the sole responsible party for your accident, that’s not always the case. Texas law recognizes the role of liquor-serving establishments like bars, clubs, liquor stores, convenience stores, and restaurants in drunk driving accidents.

Dram Shop Liability

Dram shop liability holds establishments where alcoholic drinks are sold and consumed liable for injuries resulting from over-consumption. In Texas, dram shop laws make it illegal for these types of establishments (i.e bars) to sell alcohol to individuals who are obviously drunk.

Establishments can be sued if: 

Proving that a bar or establishment was negligent and contributed to your car accident can be complicated, this is why it is important to contact the dependable McAllen drunk driving accident attorney at the Law Office of Ryan C. Solis.

The Sad Truth About Drunk Driving in Texas

Auto accidents with drunk drivers are, unfortunately, way too common in Texas. As per the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility:

Suffice to say that one death is one too many when it comes to accidents caused by drunk drivers.

McAllen car accident attorney, Ryan C. Solis, is ready to defend your rights against drunk drivers who have caused you immeasurable pain. Contact us at (956) 686-9600 for a FREE consultation today.

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