You Can Sue a Bar that Over-Served a Drunk Driver or that Served a Minor
Drunken drivers injure and kill countless people on our roads and highways. All too often, drunk drivers lack adequate insurance coverage to compensate their victims. Under many states’ dram shop laws, a bar is responsible for serving an already intoxicated or underage person. If that person, after drinking at a bar or restaurant, then injures or kills another person, the owner of the bar, as well as the employee who actually served the liquor is liable.
If you have been injured, or have lost a loved one because of a drunk driver, don’t sign away your right to sue the bar just because an insurance company offers you a “policy limits” case on the driver’s liability coverage. You may be entitled to more compensation than the insurance policy allows, but the insurance company’s general settlement papers may preclude any and all future additional settlements or lawsuits arising out of your injury by the drunk driver.
Don’t let the bar or restaurant off the hook. They have a legal responsibility not to serve minors and those who are already intoxicated.
Contact Studnicki Law Firm today for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.