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Dram Shop Liability

Car accidents caused by drunk drivers can be life-altering events for the innocent victims involved. Not only is there a high risk of severe injury and damage, but many drivers are uninsured or under-insured and cannot afford to compensate a victim for the full damages caused.

In Wisconsin, as in most other states, dram shop liability laws extend liability to establishments which knowingly provide alcohol to a minor who subsequently causes an accident, allowing for a victim to receive full compensation. If you or someone you know has been injured by an underage drunk driver, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habuh & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about what you can do to get the justice you deserve.


In some cases, the tavern or liquor store was legitimately unaware that the patron was underage, and may therefore be exempt from liability if each of the following is true:

  • The underage drinker claimed to be over 21.
  • The underage drinker showed documentation that supported this claim.
  • The underage drinker did not appear so young that a reasonable person would not believe them to be over 21.

Unless all of these conditions are met, the establishment shares liability for any ensuing accident caused by the individual.

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If you have been injured in a car accident caused by an underage drunk driver, the experienced and skilled Green Bay dram shop liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. may be able to demonstrate that the establishment which served them alcohol shares liability for the accident, resulting in a much more favorable settlement. To learn more about how dram shop liability may apply to your case, call today at 800-242-2874 and schedule a free consultation with a qualified member of our legal team.

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