Drunk drivers who cause accidents can be held liable for the harm they cause. In some cases, liability can extend to the bar, restaurant or social host who served alcohol to a drunk driver who subsequently caused an accident. This is known as a dram shop rule. If you or a loved one was struck by a drunk driver, you should obtain legal counsel as soon as possible to see if dram shop liability applied to your case.
Gold, Albanese & Barletti L.L.C., is a law firm that aggressively represents victims of drunk driver accidents. We thoroughly investigate each case, document negligence and our clients’ losses and suffering, and seek maximum compensation from all liable parties. We will be your strong advocates in settlement negotiations or at trial, seeking the best possible result for you.
A Comprehensive Legal Effort To Determine Dram Shop Liability
Our lawyers will act quickly to preserve important evidence and initiate legal action against all liable parties. Retaining one or more private investigators, we will collect all relevant evidence, including the bar receipts of the drunk driver and any video surveillance footage the hospitality establishment may have. We will interview employees and patrons of the establishment who can describe the behavior of the serving bartender and the drunk driver. We will also follow the criminal trial of the driver and use relevant information from that source or analysis from a toxicologist attesting to the condition of the driver.
We will also examine the effect the accident has had on the life of the accident victim and his or her family. Our attorneys will calculate the full value of your economic and noneconomic losses for inclusion in your claim, including medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering.