Can I Seek Compensation for My Losses from a Bar which Illegally Serves Alcohol to a Driver Who Injured Me?
The practice of holding taverns and liquor shops liable for the actions of customers they serve illegally is known as “dram shop liability” and is applied to varying degrees in many states across the nation. In Wisconsin, a liquor store or bar can only be held liable for the actions of a drunk driver if they knowingly and willfully supplied alcoholic beverages to a minor under the age of 21. This is a difficult argument to win, however, as having been presented with a reasonable fake ID card is a valid defense against this such action.
If you would like to learn more about your legal options following a drunk driving accident, call an experienced Wisconsin car accident attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.