Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable For The Damage They Cause
Drivers must accept personal responsibility for the harm they cause while driving drunk. If you have been injured in an alcohol-related accident, taking legal action is an effective way to accomplish this. Our experienced attorney can help you.
From our offices located in Sartell and Brainerd, attorney Stephen Gabrielson represents clients in cases throughout Northern and Central Minnesota.
For more than 20 years, our firm has been representing victims of personal injury in courts throughout Minnesota. We are dedicated to helping drunk driving accident victims achieve positive results by holding drunk drivers responsible for the harm they have caused.
Bars And Restaurants Serving Alcohol Take On Liability
While drunk drivers are ultimately responsible for the harm they cause, bars and restaurants that break the law to serve them should be held accountable too. Under Minnesota dram shop law, there are three actions bars and restaurants take that indirectly cause drunk driving accidents:
- Illegal sale after hours or on Sunday
- Sale during business hours to an adult who is already drunk
- Sale to a minor that leads to their intoxication
The legal time limit — the statute of limitations — for filing dram shop claims is two years in Minnesota. And taking successful legal action in a liquor liability case requires early, vigorous action. Thus, it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible after you or someone you love has been involved in an alcohol-related accident.