Holding alcohol providers accountable for drunk driving injuries
The driver isn’t the only person who is liable when a drunk driving accident causes injury or death. The person or establishment that served that person alcohol can be equally at fault when such an accident occurs. It’s crucial to hold alcohol vendors accountable when it comes to drunk driving collisions. Personal injury suits against alcohol providers help to prevent further drunk driving incidents by penalizing problematic serving. More than that, these suits can potentially provide an injured person with the compensation they so vitally need.
What establishments are liable?
Oregon has a dram shop law aimed at holding alcohol sellers liable when patrons are over-served and cause catastrophic damage when they attempt to drive. A dram shop is not limited to establishments that have liquor licenses and serve alcohol. Here are some examples of what constitutes a dram shop in Oregon:
- Bars, restaurants and clubs
- Grocery stores and convenience stores
- Venues like stadiums, music stages, theaters, and festivals
- Private individuals who serve guests at a party or home
Finding adequate compensation
If you were the victim of a drunk driving accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries and damages. An attorney experienced in personal injury suits against dram shops can help you pursue damages for things like medical expenses (including future medical costs related to the injury), property damage, lost wages and income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Don’t let your injuries define you. Let a lawyer help you to get your life back.