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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Rights of Victims in Alcohol-Related Accidents in Texas


What are dram shop and social host liability laws?

In the United States, if you are injured as a result of another individual’s intoxication, you can file a personal injury lawsuit claim against that person. Many people are unaware, however, that (in some situations) you can also sue the establishment (e.g. bar or restaurant) that served alcohol to the person the person who harmed you if it was clear that he or she was already intoxicated or if he or she was a minor. The laws governing the latter are known as “dram shop” laws since “dram” was once  a common term for a portion of whiskey.


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