National attention has been on
Unfortunately, a tragic event heightened the attention on
Naturally, victims, bystanders, loved ones and law enforcement were all left asking questions regarding the tragic pedestrian accident and what can be done to help victims and prevent future, similar tragedies.
It may be some time before all the details are known, but victims of such an accident may very well be left with inadequate means to be compensated for their losses, Austin Personal Injury Attorney and Carlson Law Firm Partner,
With so many dead and injured, the financial losses (medical bills, funeral expenses, and property) will be substantial. Claims for wrongful death, loss of consortium and other non-economic damages would multiply the losses. In
Local and National news indicated that the suspect is accused of being intoxicated at the time of the collision, and that he had at least one prior drunk driving conviction (AP,
With a plethora of bars and restaurants in the region where the accident occurred, Texas Dram Shop laws come into question, provoking a closer look at standards governing alcohol service and visible over-consumption of alcohol in
In situations where a patron is over served and becomes visibly intoxicated at a bar or restaurant, there are several factors tied to whether the establishment is responsible and can be held financially accountable for the injuries, death and loss associated with over serving alcohol within their business.
"If a patron is over-served by an establishment that possesses a
According to the personal injury law firm, in such an instance,
According to the
"Merely proving that a driver WAS drunk while continuing to be served alcohol at the bar is not enough," Ranco reveals. "Instead, the victims will have to prove that a driver looked clearly drunk while continuing to be served alcohol. This can be difficult evidence to obtain without video surveillance evidence or eyewitness testimony."
"This was a controversial ruling at the time, and has made prosecuting Dram Shop cases much more difficult,"
As a result victims are often left with little resolution, both for the financial crisis resulting nor their medical bills and transformed health and wellness.
"And this is where the victims of many drunk driving accidents are left: with no responsible party to take care of their serious damages, nor to validate and honor the losses of life, limb and happiness," the
"Dram Shop laws in
For more information about Dram Shop laws in
Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11673468.htm
|Copyright:||(c) 2014 PRWEB.COM Newswire|