On Sunday, August 24 at 4:30 a.m., a driver traveling on Highway 66 in Rowlett was going the wrong way when he crashed into another vehicle. The drunk driver injured himself and two others, resulting in hospitalization at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano. The passenger in the backseat of the other car remains in the hospital with serious injuries. According to Bill Hoedebeck, an accident investigator for the city of Rowlett, the driver of the pickup truck was arrested by Rowlett police for intoxication assault and will be transferred to the Dallas County Jail.
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Drunk driving is a crime under Texas' criminal laws. Oftentimes, accidents involving drunk drivers also create civil liability arising from the negligence of the drunk driver that frequently causes physical injuries and property damages to innocent third party victims. The Texas laws that impose liability for drunk driving are often referred to as the Dram Shop Laws. Drunk drivers should be held accountable in civil courts for their actions under Texas' Dram Shop Laws. Many people who are injured in these types of accidents or have a loved one who has been affected by it understand how devastating and stressful the situation can be. The effects of a drunk driving crash can last for many years following the crash. Because of the complexity of the Dram Shop Laws, contacting a lawyer from the start can make all the difference in the world in terms of whether a civil liability case is successfully prosecuted. A knowledgeable lawyer will immediately conduct a thorough investigation, ensure that vital evidence is preserved and request that the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission conduct an extremely thorough investigation. An experienced drunk driving lawyer who has handled Dram Shop cases is key to making sure the drunk driver is held accountable. The head litigation partner at Fears | Nachawati has successfully represented numerous victims of drunk driving crashes on a nationwide basis over the past decade. Information concerning our firm's experience and legal questions concerning Dram Shop Liability can be sent to email@example.com or by contacting us at 1.866.705.7584.
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The firm's litigation is directed by one of the law firm's founding partners, Majed Nachawati, who provides experienced Dram Shop representation on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the past five years in a row and is considered a Top Lawyer in Wrongful Death and Serious Personal Injury Cases across the nation. He has recovered millions for his clients and is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, and is on the Board of Directors for Public Justice. Mr. Nachawati can be reached at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.