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Drunk driver may not be the only one responsible in DWI crash

Anytime there is an accident, there tends to be one person most responsible for causing the disaster. Sometimes the outcome is merely damage to the vehicles involved. Unfortunately, all too often, the result is physical injury to individuals.

In the worst cases in Texas, a victim is killed or is left permanently disabled. But even less severe accidents can be costly in a lot of different ways. Just breaking a leg in a car crash can result in unexpected medical bills and days off from work. Slightly more serious injuries might leave a person hospitalized or in home recovery for weeks.

When the accident results because one person disregarded the law and the safety of everyone else on the road by drinking and driving, criminal penalties could follow, but that doesn't do much to compensate those who endure pain and suffering. That's where civil action may be required.

What many readers may not appreciate is that when driving while intoxicated is involved, the drunk driver might not be the only individual who can be held responsible. It may be that the person who served them the alcohol to the point of inebriation deserves to be held liable. In such cases, civil action may be the only viable remedy available to victims.

And considering that the damages suffered could far exceed the amounts that could be recovered from the driver alone, it may be that holding the bar or liquor store that supplied the drink to account is almost necessary.

If you've been in an accident involving a DWI driver, you need to be sure that all the possible sources for compensation are explored and pursued. The way to do that is to contact an attorney with demonstrated experience.

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