Many people understand the criminal consequences of drunk driving, but what you may not know is that under Washington dram shop liability laws, the server and location where the alcohol was provided can be sued as part of a personal injury civil action to recover compensation for your injuries. It is essential to have the right law firm on your side who can prove this type of negligence and who will fight to hold every negligent party responsible.
At the Law Offices of Magnuson Lowell P.S., we are here to help the victims and families in Redmond, Bellevue and the nearby areas of Washington who have been injured due to someone else's negligent actions in over-serving alcohol to someone who is already apparently intoxicated. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with our Washington dram shop liability lawyers to discuss the circumstances of your accident.
If You Have Been Injured by Someone Who Was Intoxicated, Assert Your Legal Rights to be Compensated Under Dram Shop Liability Laws.
Due to some recent court cases, it has become easier for plaintiffs in a civil liability action to prove the fault of a bartender or using current liquor laws and dram shop liability legislation. Not only can we help you collect evidence to prove that the bartender over-served somebody who was already drunk, but also the driver's BAC (blood alcohol content) can now be used to confirm this allegation.
Experienced Liquor Law Attorneys
Our experienced dram shop liability lawyers will show that the circumstances surrounding the accident could have been avoided if the bartender was responsible and refused to continue serving someone who, when objectively observed, appeared to already be under the influence. We will find witnesses at the bar where the driver was served to confirm this objective standard.
When a car accident occurs due to someone's intoxication, which could have been prevented if the bar employees had acted responsibly, the driver may also be underinsured or uninsured. We may then name the bar or restaurant as a party to the action in order to have the bar pay for a portion of the costs associated with the resulting injuries.
Schedule A Free Consultation
Contact our Redmond, Washington, law office to schedule a free consultation about your social host liability claim today. If you were the intoxicated driver, please call us at 425-242-4021 or 888-312-9484 to learn about our DUI defense practice.