Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Accidents: Can You Sue the Bar that Served the Drunk Driver?February 26, 2015
According to M.A.D.D., only about one of every two thousand motor vehicle “trips”—a single instance of driving from one location to another—is driven by someone who is under the influence. At first glance, this figure may not seem so bad. But the shocking truth is that the seemingly small .05% of individuals driving under the influence is responsible for nearly a third of traffic deaths each year.
Alcohol-related car crashes are largely a matter of personal responsibility. That is why the drunk driving accident lawyers at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA vigorously pursue victims’ claims against drunk drivers. But, in many cases, questions arise as to why a drunk driver was given access to alcohol in the first place. In these cases, our experienced dram shop liability lawyers will launch an investigation into whether the bar or restaurant that served alcohol to a drunk driver should be held liable for the accident victim’s injuries.
Under Ohio’s dram shop law, there are certain situations in which a liquor permit holder may be liable to the third-party victims of a drunk driver’s negligence. When a bar or restaurant over-serves or illegally serves its patrons, the results can be disastrous for innocent drivers and their families. As Ohio personal injury lawyers, our trial team has helped numerous clients hold liquor permit holders accountable for their dangerous and negligent practices.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a drunk driving accident, we will defend your right to hold every negligent party accountable. Contact the drunk driving accident lawyers at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA today for a free consultation.Back To Blog