Who is liable for a drunk driving accident?
Apart from the intoxicated driver that caused the accident, there are multiple parties that may be held responsible for an accident resulting from a drunk driving accident. Dram shop liability means that the institution that served the drunk driver alcohol may be liable for the resulting car crash. Dram shop liability generally applies to establishments that knowingly serve alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person. In a drunk driving accident, the driver that consumed alcohol before attempting to operate a vehicle will usually be found responsible for an accident and resulting injuries, along with the dram shop if one was involved. If you suffered due to the reckless decisions of a drunk driver, please contact the West Palm Beach drunk driving lawyers at Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. today. You may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills and other expenses caused by your accident.