• December 14, 2022

Ricardo Veliz Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in Harris County, TX; Angel Santos Charged

Harris County, TX -- December 10, 2022, Ricardo Veliz sustained injuries in an accident which police allege happened due to intoxication.

Investigators did not give specific information surrounding the accident. They said only that a motor vehicle accident occurred which injured Ricardo Veliz. They allege that Veliz's injuries were the result of Angel Olivera Santos "operating a motor vehicle in a public place while intoxicated." Santos is said to be facing a charge for intoxication assault. additional details, including Veliz's current condition, remain unclear at this time.

Commentary on Ricardo Veliz Alleged DWI Accident in Harris County

While there is very little information available here, any accusation of intoxicated driving is serious. But that's not simply due to potential consequences for the accused. Many incidents like the one described here end up with a local bar being held accountable for their role in the victim's injuries. But how do they get involved?

Ricardo Veliz Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in Harris County, TX

Simply put, Texas has what's called dram shop law. It says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Drunk drivers get their day in court, and victims and families are left to pick up the pieces. Why should a business that benefited off of all the chaos simply ride off into the sunset like nothing happened?

Dram shop seeks to address both as a tool to hold negligent businesses accountable and to give families the opportunity to directly confront those businesses for causing them harm. Is that what happened here? I certainly can't say, and whatever lies ahead for the driver allegedly at fault for all of this is for them and the authorities to sort out. I simply wish to express how important it is in these situations to also consider what can be done to help the victims and families.


*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.