Dram Shop Laws Hold Restaurants And Bars Liable

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorist has about a three-in-10 chance of being involved in a traffic accident with a drunk driver over one's lifetime.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a drunk driving accident, it is common to feel mad and sad at the same time. As a victim of a drunk driver's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, lost work time, and pain and suffering. The best way to find out if your brain injury or back injuries claim qualifies for money damages is to call the law offices of the Law Office of Toby M. Schaffer in Stamford, Connecticut.

We will work with you to make sure you get the medical care you need during this difficult time, and investigate your car accident using our network of trusted insurance professionals and accident reconstruction experts.

For a confidential consultation with a lawyer skilled in truck accident cases, contact us today. We represent victims of drunk driving accidents in Connecticut and throughout the New York metro area.

Sources Of Compensation For Victims Of Drunk Driving Accidents

When we accept your case, we investigate the accident thoroughly to find any and all potential sources of money damages, including your automobile insurance coverage and the drunk driver who hit you. We may be able to pursue a negligence claim against the liquor store, bar or nightclub, if we can prove that the drunk driver was served or sold alcohol.

The key to understanding dram shop liability in drunk driving accidents is that the liquor establishment should have known the driver was in no condition to drive, and should have refused to serve him or her. Because he or she was served, the liquor establishment shares some blame in causing the accident which injured you or killed a loved one. In New York State, the guideline used by the courts is "visible intoxication." Connecticut law prohibits bar and restaurants from selling to patrons who are already intoxicated.

Because dram shop liability can only be proven after a complete investigation, we recommend you retain a skilled attorney who has significant experience in pursuing compensation for victims of drunk driving accidents. We have a network of skilled accident reconstruction experts and investigators who know how to dig for facts. That may involve interviewing witnesses or calling for expert testimony.

Recovering The Compensation You Deserve

We are prepared to do whatever it takes to win compensation for you. We have significant experience in New York and Connecticut, and have a thorough understanding of the laws and the courts in those jurisdictions.

Contact us today for a consultation in our Stamford office. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees unless we win money damages for you.