What You Should Know About Social Host Liability Laws in Texas

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If you were injured as a result of a negligent social host or a negligent bar owner, you may be able to recover compensation. To learn more about social host liability laws in Texas, do not wait to reach out to one of our skilled Tyler, TX personal injury attorneys today. Our legal team is on your side. Just give us a call today.

What are social host liability laws in Texas?

In some states, there are laws in place that hold social hosts or property owners liable if they serve alcohol to a person and an injury occurs as a result of the person’s intoxication. However, Texas is not one of those states. The only exceptions are in the event that:

  1. The property owner knew the individual was a minor (under 18 years old)
  2. The property owner supplied alcohol to an individual who was intoxicated to the extent that he/she presented a clear danger to him/herself and others, and the intoxication of the recipient of the alcoholic beverage proximately causes damages

It is important to understand that in some cases, business owners such as restaurants and bars can still be held liable for an accident related to an intoxicated customer if particular circumstances apply.

What are Texas dram shop laws?

In the state of Texas, dram shop laws are statutes that may hold a business or property owner liable if they supplied alcohol to an intoxicated customer and injuries to the intoxicated individual or any other person occurred as a result. In states that have enforced dram shop laws, the injured plaintiff may seek compensation from the business or property owner.

Essentially, if the intoxicated person who caused your injury was returning home from a party, bar, or social gathering, the host or bar can be held liable. However, it is important to recognize that this is not all cases. This mostly applies if the social host knowingly served alcohol to a minor or otherwise violated a law.

If you would like to learn more about Texas’ dram shop or social host liability laws, do not wait to reach out to our skilled Tyler, TX personal injury attorneys today.

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