A Tavern & Liquor Liability Claim or Social Host Claim is brought against a tavern or individual who provides alcoholic beverages to a visibly intoxicated person, when that person then goes out and has harmed another. Often times the available insurance of a drunk person is far less than needed, so it is imperative to fully investigate the possibility of pursuing a claim against a tavern or social host who may have served alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person.
Every 30 minutes, someone in this country dies in an alcohol-related crash. Last year alone, over one million people were injured in alcohol related traffic crashes. In a lawsuit arising from a drunk driving accident, in addition to the intoxicated driver being held liable for the injuries he or she caused, a bar or social host may be liable for damages if they served an obviously intoxicated guest, who then drove and caused an accident. The fact that the person who served the intoxicated driver alcohol may be held liable does not relieve the intoxicated driver of liability, however. Because attorneys are aware of the many laws governing legal responsibility, an attorney can help you identify who might be held responsible for your injuries, including people or businesses you might not have considered.
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