Green Bay Dram Shop Liability Lawyers
Of the 11,773 people who died in alcohol-related accidents in 2008, nearly 17% involved drivers under the legal drinking age. Nearly 1000 people died in traffic accidents involving drivers from the age of 16 to 20 who were under the influence of alcohol. This shocking and tragic statistic plays an important part in the need for dram shop liability laws. The enforcement of these laws helps to provide proper compensation for drunk driving accident victims as well as encourages bars and restaurants to stop the service of underage drinkers.
If you or someone you love has been injured or worse as the result of a drunk driving accident, you deserve justice for these dangerous and harmful actions. Dram shop liability laws are in place to protect you. Please contact the Green Bay dram shop liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.
Dram Shop Liability
Since the 1970’s, American courts have been more and more likely to hold licensed distributors of alcohol responsible for the actions of their customers. In Wisconsin, dram shop laws hold bars and other alcohol-serving establishments liable for the actions of underage drinkers that they have served. This law applies to any establishment which knowingly serves alcohol to an underage drinker. The following are exemptions from this liability concerning underage drinkers:
- False representation of a person’s age
- Presenting false documents that misrepresent a person’s age
- Appearance of an underage person is such that a reasonable person would expect them to be of age
If you believe that dram shop liability was violated, leading to a serious drunk driving accident, please contact the Green Bay dram shop liability lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.