Dram Shop Liability & Safe Harbor
Alcohol beverage providers can be liable for damages in a civil suit if it’s proven that the provider sold or served alcohol and it was apparent to the provide that the person was ‘obviously intoxicated’ to the extent he presented a clear danger to himself and others, and the intoxication of that individual cased damages to a third party.
The Dram Shop Law makes it possible for a victim to sue an establishment for over-service of alcohol. But the most significant part of the Texas law is the Safe Harbor provision which helps establishments that service alcohol avoid civil liabilities. Learn more and find additional resources in the Resource Center.