Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident caused by a drunk driver, you deserve compensation for your injuries. You should be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, call the San Angelo drunk driving accidents attorneys at our firm.

Whose Fault Was It?

Of course, it is against the law to drive with a blood alcohol content of .08 or more. The Texas Penal Code also defines "intoxicated" as "not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body... "

If the person who was driving when you were injured was drunk, that person is responsible. And, his or her insurance company should pay.

Dram Shop Negligence

We want to obtain as much compensation for you as possible. Therefore we look to any and all parties who may be to blame, such as a bar or restaurant that served alcohol to someone they knew was already intoxicated and would likely drive drunk. Liquor stores are also liable if they are likewise irresponsible in selling alcohol.

There is no “social host” liability in Texas. If you are at a party and are over-served, then causing an accident, the host cannot be held liable. The exception here is if the host served alcohol to a minor, thereby doubly negligent.

The attorneys at Webb Stokes & Sparks care about getting justice for you after an accidental death or personal injury. We are local attorneys serving clients for more than 50 years. Our partners are Board Certified Specialists in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Contact us online or call an Abilene dram shop liability lawyer at our San Angelo office at 800-727-4529 to schedule your free initial consultation about your drunk driving accident.