• May 30, 2017

Alag Asaad Injured in San Antonio, TX, Scooter/Car Accident

San Antonio, TX -- May 29, 2017, Alag Asaad, in a mobility scooter, was injured after an accident in which he was struck by a vehicle on Wurzbach Road.

According to details released by the San Antonio Police Department, the incident took place at about 1:45 a.m. near the intersection of Wurzbach Road and Fredericksburg Road.

Police investigators reported that58-year-old Asaad was traveling along Wurzbach on a mobility scooter at the time. As he did so, an oncoming driver somehow failed to see the pedestrian, striking him in the roadway. That vehicle then left the scene.

Asaad was found in the roadway with serious injuries. He was transported to University Hospital for treatment.

Police say that they received a call from 21-year-old Azzalie Jane Post, who reported the accident. She has now been charged with DWI and Failure to Stop and Render Aid in connection with the accident.

No further information is currently available.

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Commentary

If police are correct that Mss Post was intoxicated at the time of the accident, one thing that needs to be looked into is where exactly she got her alcohol. The fact the incident occurred over Memorial Day weekend opens a lot of possibilities as to where she may have been prior to the accident. However, considering the accident happened around the time that bars close in Texas, it's very likely she was at a bar beforehand. If this is the case, then that bar might be liable under Texas law.

In Texas, dram shop law states that a licensed alcohol vendor which over-serves alcohol to an obviously intoxicated customer can be held liable for damages resulting from that person's intoxication. Something our firm has encountered time after time is that bars who over-serve their customers aren't just giving them 3 or 4 drinks. It's usually more like 10 or more, especially on these busy and rowdy holiday weekends. When this happens, bars are not only disregarding how dangerous it is to serve someone too much alcohol, they're breaking the law.

Our community has recognized and provided legal regulation in response to how dangerous alcohol can be when handled irresponsibly. As such, bars and other licensed alcohol vendors are held to the standard that they should know when to cut someone off. Otherwise, they're simply giving drivers the tools to go out and get themselves or others hurt or even killed. By suing a bar for contributing to a drunk driving accident, people aren't saying the drunk driver isn't to blame for their actions--they'll be held to answer for their actions under criminal law. They're bringing a business to justice for shirking their responsibility to the general public and for breaking the laws to which they agreed when they go their liquor license.

Any accident such as this one warrants further investigation to determine whether or not a business's negligence contributed to the accident. It's not about blaming one person over the other; it's about bring all responsible parties to answer for their actions and getting justice to the full extent the law provides.

--Grossman Law Offices

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