Austin Personal Injury Lawyers at The McMinn Law Firm Settle Social Host Liability Case for $165,000

Allegedly intoxicated minor allegedly caused a car crash after leaving a party hosted by their employer.

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Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 03, 2013

The McMinn Law Firm is proud to announce the settlement of a case for $165,000 involving a car crash where the driver allegedly was an intoxicated minor, according to the claim, GC 564347807. This brings a year to date total of more than $1,000,000.00 recovered by the McMinn Law Firm for victims of Social Host/Dram Shop liability cases.

Justin McMinn, of the McMinn Law Firm, has reached a settlement with the insurance companies of the local business and minor involved in a car crash that occurred immediately following a party allegedly given by the minor’s employer.

The minor was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to officers at the scene, and had allegedly come from a party sponsored by their employer, a local Austin business, according to the claim, GC 564347807. Attorney McMinn represented the victim in the crash, who was stopped at a red light on Congress and 2nd Street in Austin, when he was allegedly hit by the minor who failed the stop at the red light. After McMinn’s client was hit, he stepped outside of the car to assess the damage, and the minor’s car rolled forward, suddenly pinning the victim between the two cars. Serious bodily injuries were sustained by McMinn's client.

The local business that employs the minor, held a party that served alcohol which the minor allegedly received the night of the crash, according to the claim, GC 564347807. Under the Texas Social Host Liability, the minor's employer is held liable for the crash the minor allegedly caused. As the holiday season begins, parties will become more frequent. Statistics show that the number of accidents involving intoxicated drivers significantly increases during the holiday season. If you or someone you love gets injured due to the negligence or disregard of safety to others by the host of a party or bar, you may be entitled to damages under a theory of social host responsibility or dram shop liability.

About the McMinn Law Firm

The McMinn Law Firm is an Austin personal injury firm that has been operating for more than 8 years. Its principal attorneys, brothers Jason and Justin McMinn, pride themselves on being aggressive and practical lawyers who help their clients defend their rights. The McMinn Law Firm takes social host liability seriously, and if you have been involved in an accident caused by the negligence of a social host, do not hesitate. Contact the McMinn Law Firm today.