Some states have laws which can hold third parties liable in drunken driving accidents, known as dram shop liability. These laws state that if an alcohol vender sells alcohol to a drunken customer, who then proceeds to get into an accident, the vender can be held at least partly accountable for any ensuing damages. However, in Wisconsin, dram shop liability only applies if the consumer was a minor. Minors who drink and drive, as well as the vendors who supply them with alcohol, should be held accountable for their negligent behavior and any injury it causes.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in an accident with an intoxicated minor who obtained alcohol from a vendor, you may be able to hold that vendor financially liable. Our Racine dram shop liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can provide you with proficient legal representation and professional advice. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to speak with a member of our legal staff.
It is illegal to for minors to drink alcohol and for vendors to sell it to them. Choosing to do so represents a choice to engage in negligent behavior that puts innocent drivers at risk of injury and emotional trauma. Some of the qualifications required for dram shop liability to apply are:
Innocent drivers who have been injured because a vendor sold alcohol to a minor could be suffering from physical pain and financial burdens. However, they may have legal recourse to seek financial restitution.
If you or a loved one were injured by a vendor’s negligent choice to serve alcohol to an intoxicated minor, you may want to seek legal representation in order to protect your rights. Our talented Racine dram shop liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are ready to help you pursue the compensation you may deserve. Call our office today for a complementary case evaluation at 800-242-2874.