Drunk Driver AccidentsDrunk drivers endanger us all. They cause horrific, tragic injuries and deaths to innocent people. One of the ways in which the law tries to prevent drunk drivers from being on our roads is to hold retail establishments, restaurants, and bars liable for selling or serving alcohol to people who appear to be intoxicated. Store clerks, bartenders, and servers are prohibited by statute and administrative regulation from selling or serving alcohol to any person who exhibits signs of intoxication. They are also prohibited from selling or serving alcohol to minors. When stores, restaurants, or bars sell or serve alcohol to a person who exhibits signs of being intoxicated or to minors, they can be held liable for the damages caused when that person causes a collision as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol. The lawyers at SKW have handled a number of cases against retail establishments, restaurants, and bars for selling or over-serving alcohol to people who are intoxicated. Our experience in this area gives us knowledge of the legal issues, investigative resources, and technical issues involved in this type of case.
(1990) $1,250,000 settlement for paralysis from an auto collision after mini-mart sold beer to minors.