Minnesota has what are called “Dram laws.” These are laws that can hold taverns, bars, and other establishments that serve alcohol responsible for damages caused by their drunken patrons. However, they cannot be held liable if they are selling alcohol other legal circumstances. Illegal circumstances occur when serving alcohol to minors or someone who is so intoxicated they should not have been served anymore. If it is found the establishment served alcohol illegally, they can be held liable for the damages that occur as a result.
If you have been injured by the actions of a drunk driver, your Minnesota dram shop attorney can help you find the justice that is rightfully yours. Through the right investigative methods, it can be found whether or not alcohol was sold irresponsibly to the party responsible for your injuries.
In order for you to be able to seek compensation from a dram shop, a Minnesota dram shop attorney must find the evidence and prove it in settlement talks or a court of law. It must also be proven that illegally serving alcoholic beverages was responsible for the injuries that you sustained. As simple as this may seem, it is not always that simple. For instance, just asking a bartender is not enough because a bartender serves a large number of people. He or she is not going to remember whether or not a person was extremely intoxicated. Other witnesses may not remember either and as time goes on their memories are going to deteriorate.
Once the evidence is in, your dram shop lawyer in Minnesota can seek the compensation you deserve. Yes, insurance companies may offer you a settlement, but it is rare that the insurance companies are going to offer you what is owed to you. You see, the actual offender may not have insurance or means of paying your medical expenses and other losses, but dram shop laws require dram shops to have insurance. The laws also allow victims the right to hold the dram shop liable.
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There are many areas of the law that can be touched to help you receive as much compensation as possible for your injuries.
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