Holding Bars And Restaurants Accountable For Drunk Drivers
Have you or has a loved one been injured in an automobile, boating or tractor-trailer accident by a drunk driver? Drunk driving is a crime in and of itself, and when drunk driving is involved in an accident that injures someone, it is considered an aggravating factor. If you or a loved one was injured by a drunk driver you may be entitled to recover punitive damages in addition to recovering damages for your pain and suffering, medical bills and loss of companionship, amongst other damage awards.
In addition to seeking recovery from the drunk driver, you may also be able to seek recovery from the establishment or bar that served the driver the alcohol. Bartenders and servers alike have a duty which requires they do not serve alcohol to a person who is intoxicated or appears intoxicated; it is illegal for a bartender or server to serve alcohol to an intoxicated person. DUI law imposes criminal penalties for a person with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Therefore, if an intoxicated person is served alcohol by a server or bartender and then the intoxicated person drives and is pulled over for a DUI and has a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, then ultimately both the driver and server/bartender can be held liable for the resulting damages.
Your local attorneys at Axelrod & Associates, P.A. have handled many diverse personal injury cases. We understand you may have suffered significant harm and damages at the hands of a drunk driver and we sincerely care about you and your case. We will work hard to ensure everyone who took part in the drunk-driving accident pays for their critical mistakes.
Get the maximum compensation you deserve for accidents caused by drunk drivers. Call 843-353-3449 or complete our contact form for a free initial consultation. We have offices in Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Little River.