NEWS4SA has reported that a suspected drunk driver hit two pedestrians while leaving the El Buho Bar located at 11043 Fuqua St, Houston, TX 77089.
At around 2 a.m. on Monday, January 31, 2022, a man and a woman were walking in the plaza parking lot when a black truck hit them at high speed and drove away. The man died at the scene after police arrived. The woman sustained a broken leg and was taken to a hospital.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan represents drunk driver hit and run victims and helps them recover the financial compensation they rightfully deserve. Marc, an experienced injury attorney in Texas, recently shared his thoughts on the legal options available to victims and their families.
"Sadly, drunk driving is a problem across the nation. When people drive while intoxicated, it puts the lives of many innocent people at risk. When people are injured or killed by a drunk driver, they deserve financial support to cover the many financial burdens. These may include medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and so much more."
"Victims have the legal option to file a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver, but there may be additional ways for victims to seek financial compensation. In some cases, victims may file lawsuits against the alcohol vendors, meaning the bars or stores that sold the driver the alcohol. These are called dram shop lawsuits."
"The state of Texas is among many states to have adopted dram shop laws. According to the laws in Texas, an alcohol vendor may be liable if they continued to serve the customer despite visual evidence they were intoxicated to the point of presenting a danger to themself or others. They can also be responsible if they knowingly served a customer that under the legal drinking age."
"The victim or their family are urged to consult with an experienced injury attorney familiar with their state's laws. The attorney will need to present to the court that the intoxication was the cause of the injury or death."