Minnesota Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
The harm caused by a drunk driver is one of the most unsettling of all kinds of personal injuries. The thought of an innocent person suffering serious or fatal injury at the hands of an irresponsible individual can evoke outrage among members of the community. At Hall Law, we aggressively pursue claims against irresponsible drinkers and the bars, nightclubs, and restaurants that improperly serve them. Although the law can never replace a loved one or undo an injury, it does provide means to allow the people harmed to recover the money necessary to make up for the harms and losses they have endured.
People harmed can sue the drunk driver under the general laws of negligence, but often the drunk driver is either uninsured or underinsured and has few, if any, assets. Even if there is no way to pursue recovery against the drunk driver, there may be a way to pursue recovery against the person who provided the alcoholic beverage to the drunk driver. People who illegally furnish alcoholic beverages may be liable under Minnesota law for damages resulting from their furnishing of alcoholic beverages. Minn. Stat._§ 340A.801. Liability may be imposed on the sellers of alcoholic beverages for sales to persons under the legal drinking age or to those who are obviously intoxicated. Thus, a liquor store, bar or restaurant may be responsible for any damages caused by a person’s drinking if it sold alcohol to an underage person or to a person who was obviously intoxicated. Minn. Stat. § 340A.801.
Preserve Your Rights
In all automobile accident cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of an automobile accident involving a drunk driver, contact the attorneys at Hall Law.