Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer on Bringing a Claim Against a Bar for a DWI Accident
After involvement in an accident with a drunk driver who had been drinking in a local bar or restaurant, clients often ask me as a Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer, if they can make a claim that reaches beyond that driver to include the bar that may be responsible.
- New York State law calls this a Dram Shop Action which, essentially, holds a bar owner liable and considers him negligent if – based on investigation – it can be proved that somebody on their premises was served alcohol while visibly intoxicated.
- Early on, your attorney will conduct a deposition to learn such things as who that driver was with, whether he had been there before, whether he is a regular, who was serving him, and how long he had been there.
- Other relevant, albeit complicating, factors may arise if the offending driver had also visited other bars.
Were you injured by a drunk driver and you want to bring suit against the bar? Contact dedicated Buffalo Personal Injury Lawyer Richard Nicotra for guidance.
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