3 Dead After Wrong-Way Crash in Haltom City, Police Say

By JohnCar Accidents, Dram Shop Law

It breaks our heart to have to blog about this yet again (this is about the third time in the past couple of months), but here is a news report about another wrong-way, likely intoxicated driver that has caused immense tragedy on North Texas roads. Three deaths.  Just awful. The crash happened at about 8:35 p.m. Sunday evening (August 30) …

What You Need to Know: Dram Shop Laws in Texas

By JohnDram Shop Law

In Texas, a driver who causes an accident while under the influence of alcohol can face serious criminal penalties. It is, of course, the responsibility of a driver to make the choice to either get behind the wheel or hand over his keys. Nothing changes or alleviates the liability that rests squarely on the shoulders of a drunk driver. But …

Texas Dram Shop Claims Explained

A “dram shop” is technically any establishment in which alcoholic beverages are consumed and/or sold. Some examples of this would be a restaurant or a bar. A dram shop law/act holds the establishment liable for any injuries that resulted from someone who has consumed alcohol at the establishment.  For example, if the person is drinking at a restaurant and is …

When Does Dram Shop Liability Come Into Play?

By JohnDram Shop Law

If in an intoxicated person injures another, are they always at fault? One set of Texas laws says no. Dram shop liability laws, found in 38 states, say that some fault lies with the barkeep who provided said drunk person with alcohol. The law dates back to when establishments served by the “dram,” or an eighth of a fluid ounce. …

Houston Strip Club Sued Over Wrongful Death of Teen

By JohnDram Shop Law

Erasmo Ramirez was driving drunk and going 130 m.p.h. when he smashed into Emily Jones’ truck and killed her. Her family is now suing Rick’s Cabaret for allegedly over serving the drunk driver. Right before the crash, Ramirez was thrown out of Rick’s Cabaret since he refused to pay for more drinks, according to the family’s lawyers. Investigators state that his …