The loss of a loved one to a drunk driver is never easy, but when the crash could have been prevented, it is even more unbearable. If you have been injured or you are grieving the death of a loved one, we are so very sorry. Our Texas wrongful death and drunk driving attorneys cannot know your grief, but they want to bring you some peace of mind by getting you the justice and compensation you deserve. Call 713-574-7777 today for your free consultation.
How to Tell if You Have a Case
Every hour of every day, week, month, and year, a human being is killed by a drunk driver in the U.S. Losing a loved one is traumatic under the best of circumstances but if you think the death could have been prevented, it is understandable to want to investigate and get answers.
Very often, the drunk driver consumed the alcohol at a restaurant or bar and most States have rules that are intended to protect the public from drunk drivers leaving restaurants and bars and causing death and destruction. In order to serve alcohol, a restaurant or bar has to secure a liquor license, which requires that the restaurant or bar comply and follow certain rules to protect the public. However, very often these rules are violated in order for the restaurant or bar to make additional profit by selling more alcohol, including to those customers who are obviously drunk. When a restaurant or bar puts profits over safety, the public suffers the consequences.
In Texas for example, the Dram Shop Law requires a restaurant or bar to stop serving alcohol to anyone who is obviously intoxicated. If this rule is violated and the customer kills someone on the way home, the restaurant or bar can be held legally responsible. However, it is critical that you hire a lawyer immediately since the evidence needed to prove such a case is usually in the possession of the restaurant or bar. This evidence includes video footage from the restaurant or bar, eyewitness or employee statements, and the tab or receipt showing the number of drinks served to the drunk customer. Many times, this evidence mysteriously “disappear” if you wait too long to hire an attorney to properly notify the restaurant or bar to preserve the evidence and to notify the State agency responsible for enforcing the liquor license laws.
If you or a loved have been injured by a drunk driver, contact our Texas attorneys as soon as possible to find out if you have a claim. Our attorneys will take the time to go over the details of your case with you and advise you on possible compensation for your loss. The Bowen Law Firm will investigate the restaurant or bar that may have overserved the drunk driver and give you the answers you are looking for.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In the state of Texas, a wrongful death claim can be filed by the surviving spouse, parents, or children of the deceased loved one. A claim may be filed by a single person or a group filing together. The executor of the estate can also file the claim on behalf of the Estate of the deceased. There are exceptions, however. If you need more information about the possibility of filing a wrongful death claim, call our Texas wrongful death attorneys for a free consultation. We will take the time and care to give you the answers you need.
What is My Wrongful death Case Worth?
Predicting the value of a wrongful death case is difficult without a careful look at the details involved, but generally speaking, the value of your claim will depend upon the damages you have suffered because of your loved one’s death. An experienced wrongful death attorney has the skills to assess all the aspects of your loss to establish a fair value for your case. If you have questions about the value of your case, contact our Texas wrongful death attorneys today at 713-574-7777 for a free consultation.
Call Our Texas Drunk Driving Attorneys
When you are devastated by a serious injury or the death of a loved one that could have been prevented, it is important to contact an experienced attorney to discuss the specific circumstances involved and your options for an injury or wrongful death claim. Such cases are intricate and require research, strategy, negotiation, and familiarity with the ever-changing aspects of the law.
Our Texas drunk driving attorneys have helped people just like you get the full, fair compensation they deserve for their families. The Bowen Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to protecting your rights and bringing you justice. Let us bring you peace of mind during this difficult time and level the playing field against the restaurant or bar and their insurance company. Call 713-574-7777 today for your free consultation.