• February 03, 2022

Michael Lee Abbott Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Lewisville, TX

Lewisville, TX -- January 21, 2022, Michael Lee Abbott was injured due to an accident where a vehicle crashed off the side of the road.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 11:00 a.m. along I-35E near FM 3040.

Authorities indicated that 56-year-old Michael Lee Abbott was in a Honda Civic traveling northbound on the interstate. The vehicle ran off-road where it crashed into a pole.

Abbott sustained incapacitating injuries in the crash. Authorities allege that alcohol was a factor in the crash. They didn't release additional details.

Commentary on Michael Lee Abbott Single-Vehicle Accident in Lewisville

It's obviously serious anytime alcohol comes up following an accident. If the allegations are true, folks understand what that can mean for the driver. At the same time, though, Texas law can provide ways for those drivers to get the help they need even if they have their own mistakes to own up to. This is because bars and other similar businesses can be liable when they break the law and contribute to an accident like this.

Michael Lee Abbott Single-Vehicle Accident Lewisville, TX

This is due to dram shop law, which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. This recognizes that businesses are using a potentially dangerous product for their business. Just as drivers have a responsibility not to get behind the wheel drunk, businesses have a responsibility not to serve people who are a clear danger to themselves and others.

Again, maybe nothing like that happened here. But if there's a store, bar, restaurant, or some other establishment that contributed to a man suffering serious injuries, they need to answer for those actions so the victim can get whatever help Texas law gives them the right to pursue.
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