Any business or individual that sells or gives alcohol to a visibly drunk customer or guest can be liable for injuries caused by the drunk. If you have been hurt by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to money from the bar or store that sold the alcohol.
Drunk driving injures and kills innocent road users. History tells us that, more often than not, drunk drivers have no insurance (or not enough insurance) to pay for the harm they cause. Pursuing legal action against the bar, tavern, restaurant, nightclub, store, stadium or social host may be the only way to receive adequate compensation for serious drunk driving injuries or death.
These “Dram Shop” claims have different rules than most other injury claims. You will lose important legal rights if too much time passes. Most importantly, the alcohol provider must be provided written notice of a potential claim within 180 days of your injury.
If you have been hurt by a drunk driver, call for your free consultation before it’s too late.