According to KXXV 25, a 62-year-old woman has died after a deadly collision involving a drunk driver on Highway 281 just south of Evant in Lampasas County, Texas.
At approximately 10:20 p.m on Friday, October 1, 2021, Texas troopers responded to an accident on Highway 281. Investigators reported the driver of a Ford Edge, who has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter, swerved over the double yellow line causing a head-on collision with a Dodge Ram truck. The truck's driver was taken to the hospital for his injuries, but his passenger died on the scene.
Attorney contributor Marc Lenahan proudly represents victims and their families hit by a drunk driver, helping them recover the financial compensation they rightfully deserve. Marc has shared some of the legal rights available to these families and victims in Texas.
"Drunk driving can often have devastating consequences, including severe injuries and sometimes fatal accidents. When people are injured or killed as a result of a DUI accident, the victims and their families may have questions or legal guidance. In many cases, victims and families could have grounds for a civil lawsuit."
"While it is known that drunk drivers can be sued directly in the state of Texas through personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. However, Texas has dram shop laws allowing victims to take legal action against alcohol vendors for negligently serving a customer who causes alcohol-related injuries or deaths. According to these laws, victims can sue an alcohol vendor for injuries or deaths if that consumer was under the age of 18 or intoxicated at the time the vendor, like a bar, sold the alcohol to them. This could suggest a foreseeable cause of the injury or death."
"It is essential to seek the advice of an experienced DUI accident attorney to explore the legal rights of victims and their families hit by drunk drivers. Many times compensation is available for victims and their families."