PMR Law Secures Multimillion-Dollar Settlement, Holds Restaurant Accountable for Overserving Patron Before Fatal Crash  

Bria Burk

Restaurants and bars in Texas bear legal responsibility when staff recklessly overserve alcohol to patrons. But the state’s dram-shop laws are complicated, and success in litigation requires an experienced and talented legal team.

The lawyers at PMR recently prevailed in a tragic case involving a 44-year-old married father of three who was overserved at a Houston restaurant before he was killed in a single-vehicle crash. Dram shop lawsuits often involve victims who were killed by drunk drivers. This case was more challenging because the firm represented the estate of an intoxicated driver who died when the car he was driving collided with a utility pole.

After investigating the events leading up to the fatal accident, PMR hired multiple experts to testify about how the man was intentionally overserved alcohol and how the restaurant’s actions violated Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission rules. The legal team demanded that the restaurant’s insurance carrier pay the maximum policy limits. The lawsuit resulted in a multimillion-dollar settlement.

The PMR Law team persevered in this challenging and hard-fought case, securing compensation for the man’s wife and three children for his loss and the damages they have suffered from his death.

PMR Law fights for the rights of individuals and families impacted by catastrophic injuries, and we are committed to finding the right solutions to bring the appropriate compensation that our clients deserve.

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