Lake Geneva Dram Shop Liability Lawyers
Dram shop liability refers to an alcohol-serving establishment’s legal liability for the injuries that its patrons cause while they are under the influence of alcohol tendered by the establishment. This liability may apply when an individual harms someone at the establishment or when he or she leaves and hurts someone elsewhere.
In Wisconsin, this liability only holds true when the individual in question is a minor or is under the legal drinking age of 21. If you were injured in a drunk driving accident caused by an underage drinker, contact the Lake Geneva dram shop liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to discuss the potential merits of legal action.
Understanding Dram Shop Liability Laws
In the United States, individuals must be 21 years old to legally purchase and be served alcoholic beverages, with some exceptions. Institutions that serve individuals who are underage are acting in violation of the law and may be civilly punished for serving alcohol to minors. More importantly, these institutions may be held liable if the minors that they serve leave the establishment and injure other individuals while under the influence of alcohol. The injured individuals may be entitled to financial compensation from the establishments. Compensation may be available for:
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
If you or someone you love has been hurt in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver who was underage, contact the Lake Geneva dram shop liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to learn if you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries.