According to ABC13 around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning an alleged drunk driving crash occurred in West Houston. Two passengers have been reported as dead and three more are dealing with injuries.
Police claim that the accident took place near Richmond Ave & Hillcroft St Houston, TX 77057. A Cadillac crashed into a Lexus. The driver and passengers of the Cadillac were all allegedly drunk.
At this time, the police are still working the case.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan works with victims of drunk driving and their families. Below we have asked him to share some of his advice with The Legal Herald on the legal options that drunk driving victims may wish to take.
In Texas and many other states, people who have been killed or injured by a drunk driver can pursue many different legal routes in obtaining financial compensation. First, these drunk driving victims may choose to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the intoxicated driver. Personal injury lawsuits are a common option for many of these victims, but not all of these cases work in the same manner and thus there are always alternative routes that drunk driving victims may choose to take.
For instance, many states maintain dram shop laws. Under these laws, a drunk driving victim can file a lawsuit against the vendor who sold the alcohol to the drunk driver. But of course, there are a few requirements and they vary by state. According to Texas dram shop laws, an alcohol vendor may be made liable for a drunk driving accident if the vendor is:
If one of these laws are violated and the drunk driver harms someone, a drunk driving victim may be able to bring forth a lawsuit against the vendor.
If you or someone you know has been killed or injured by a drunk driver in Texas, you learn more about your legal options by talking to one of our experienced drunk driving crash victims attorneys today.