Claims Against Bars for Overserving Alcohol

St. Paul Dram Shop Liability Attorneys

Restaurants, taverns, bars and any other establishment where alcohol is sold and served are responsible for the actions of drunk patrons under Minnesota law. This means that people who were injured by a person who was overserved by a bartender may be able to obtain damages and compensation. Eligible plaintiffs may receive payment for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.

Experienced Injury Lawyers

At our St. Paul law firm, Swor & Gatto, P.A., our attorneys help people who were injured by drunk drivers. We have been practicing personal injury law for nearly three decades and have the knowledge and experience to assist victims of drunk drivers under Minnesota’s dram shop law.

Dram Shop Law

Minnesota law, sometimes called a dram shop law, makes selling alcohol to obviously intoxicated patrons a crime. The tavern or restaurant owner can be liable for damage and injuries caused by patrons who purchased alcohol after they were obviously drunk. People who sell alcohol to persons under 21 or after hours are also covered by this law. The so-called social host provision of the law makes individuals who provide alcohol to minors liable for damage and injuries caused by an under-21 driver.

This law also applies to people operating boats and recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles, Jet Skis and ATVs. It also allows victims to make claims even when they bear some responsibility for the accident. Our attorneys advise people about this aspect of the law.

Contact Our St. Paul and Minneapolis Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

We invite you to schedule a free initial consultation to learn how the St. Paul attorneys at Swor & Gatto can help you after a drunk driving accident. Contact us toll free at 800-452-5017 or complete our intake form today. If you cannot come to us, we will visit you at home or in the hospital.

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