In the state of Massachusetts, personal injuries caused by a person being served alcohol are more than the responsibility of the drunk person. For example, if a person drives home after being served 5 drinks at a bar, any injury caused by that person could lead to a lawsuit against the driver and the bar.
This type of liability is called dram shop liability. It is concerned with the liability and legal duties of restaurants, bars, and commercial establishments that serve alcohol. It is the responsibility of these businesses to observe when patrons and customers are over-served alcohol. If they don’t, any injury caused to themselves or a third party is the fault of the establishment.
Likewise, social host liability also applies to private individuals and homeowners. If these individuals negligently serve alcohol to guests in their homes, any injury caused by the guest driving home afterward would be that host’s responsibility.
If you or a loved one were harmed by a driver who was clearly driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, you might be entitled to compensation from the driver as well as from anyone who served the driver alcohol. Talk to one of our skilled Worcester car accident attorneys about your case as soon as possible. We can examine the facts of your situation, investigate the case, and make qualified and experienced recommendations about your best legal course of action. The Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. can offer you an experienced legal team of trial lawyers who are dedicated to helping drunk driving accident victims recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Let us see what we can do for you.
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