Seeking Justice in Dram Shop DUI Accidents

Drunk driving accidents involving Dram shop laws can be complex due to the aspects involving civil and criminal law and the fact that there may be multiple parties at fault—which means multiple insurance companies—for your injuries or the loss of a family member. However, an experienced Houston dram shop attorney knowledgeable in dram shop liability cases can make sure the liable parties are held responsible for the full extent of damages you have suffered. 

Perdue & Kidd Trial Lawyers Know How to Get it Right for Drunk Driver Accident Victims

We have over 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases for people in Houston and nationwide. Our dram shop and DWI accident lawyers in Houston have obtained substantial outcomes for clients, regardless of how complicated the case or how hard the insurance company tries to avoid paying a just claim. Jim Perdue, Jr. and Donald Kidd, founding attorneys, are board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and have gained well-earned esteem in the legal community for our passionate advocacy of those who have been harmed by another’s negligence.

Additionally, Jim is a member of the Summit Council, a very select group of attorneys who share a strong dedication to providing the highest level of advocacy and who have a track record of success that evidences that dedication and skill. We bring the very best legal expertise and experience of a big national law firm to the scale of a specialized, client-centric level. This means that you will never feel like just another number when you come to Perdue & Kidd—you will be granted the importance and individualized representation you deserve because that is how we get it right for our clients.

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We Make Sure All Applicable Parties are Held Accountable after a Drunk Driving Accident

Contact Perdue & Kidd to schedule an initial consultation at no charge. A drunk driving accident attorney at our Houston office will go over your case with you in detail and then take on the insurance companies on your behalf if we take your case. We pursue all avenues of liability in order to ensure your damages are covered to the utmost extent. DWI crash cases can involve pursuing damages from a number of liable parties:

Commercial Establishments

By the dram shop laws, bartenders and other servers have a responsibility to stop serving alcohol to anyone who is observably intoxicated. This also applies to serving alcohol to minors under any conditions.

Private Individuals Serving Alcohol

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and dram shop laws also cover what is called “social host liability” wherein someone was overserved or illegally served alcohol in a social setting. 

Defective Equipment

An investigation may reveal that malfunctioning parts on the drunk driver’s or victim’s vehicle—such as brake failure or the failure of an airbag to deploy—may have also contributed to the severity of the injuries.

The Driver

Naturally, the driver who caused the accident is not absolved from facing the consequences of hurting or killing someone because they drove under the influence.

Compensation for Injuries Involving an Over-Served Drunk Driver

Damages to Surviving Family or Family of a Catastrophic Injury Victim

  • Loss of Income Contribution
  • Loss of Companionship
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Medical Expenses

Financial Damages:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Medical Devices Expense
  • Lost Wages
  • Reduced Earning Ability
  • Loss of Future Earning Potential
  • Property Damage

Non-Economic Damages:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Disfigurement or Scarring
  • Permanent Disability
  • Mental Anguish
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Make Sure You are Aware of Your Rights if You Were Injured by a Drunk Driver

Speak with a caring, highly competent DWI accident lawyer at our Houston firm as soon as possible to find out what your options are. Insurance companies know our reputation as fierce advocates for our clients and we never back down if a trial is necessary to get the outcome you deserve.

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