This is the first post in a series which will discuss the process of proving the liability of a bar, restaurant, or other establishment after a Fort Worth, Texas DUI accident. We previously discussed the liability of establishment owners in “Dram shop” cases as a general matter. We feel it is important to expand upon our previous discussion due to the fact that victims may not feel that they can bring a case due to a lack of proof. The goal of our coming articles is to explain the process through which a personal injury lawyer can gain evidence of liability. It is also our goal to provide information which will help people to make an informed choice when they are selecting an injury attorney. If you or a loved one have been hit by a drunk driver then it is important that you contact counsel as soon as possible.
There are several issues which we will address over the course of this series. The matters which we will discuss include:
- The handling of discovery in such matters
- The relevance of company policies and training
- Issues unique to the proving of such cases
There are multiple reasons for which we are addressing these issues. First, discovery can be a lengthy process and it is important that your firm takes appropriate steps to follow through. Second, if a company lacks policies and training procedures, which would help to prevent such accidents, then such may be proof of corporate negligence. Finally, there are many issues unique to the handling of such cases; more so than in other types of personal injury cases, Dram shop matters often hinge on how an individual was behaving or conducting themselves at a given moment.
If you or a loved one have been hit by a drunk driver then it is important to contact counsel as soon as possible. An experienced firm will take immediate steps to ensure that relevant evidence is preserved. Without such evidence there is a possibility that you will not be able to recover damages from the establishment which served the alcohol. We suggest hiring a Fort Worth firm which employs multiple lawyers, which has an on staff investigator, and which has the resources necessary to deal with corporate defendants.