Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Drinking and driving is inexcusable and can cause incalculable damage. A whopping 10,625 died in alcohol-related car accidents in 2015. If a drunk driver causes an auto accident in Massachusetts, the injury victim can bring claims against multiple parties.
Boston drunk driving accident lawyer Christopher Earley has experience pursuing full compensation against drunk drivers.
Who Is Liable For A Boston Drunk Driving Car Accident?
Obviously, a claim can be brought against the drunk driver’s insurance company. But, there are also less obvious parties that may be held responsible.
For example, if the drunk driver was over-served at a bar, club, restaurant, or even private party, then a dram shop case may be possible against the establishment, and the people, that over-served the drunk driver. We pursue all available sources of compensation for our clients.
Frequently with these cases there is both a criminal, and civil case. The criminal case is handled by a prosecutor that seeks to hold the offender criminally liable for his/her conduct. The civil case is intended to obtain financial compensation for the victim and is handled by a personal injury attorney.
Dram Shop Cases And Drunk Driving Accident Cases
If the drunk driver that caused the accident was drinking at a bar or restaurant before the accident, that establishment can be held liable. These are called dram shop cases.
These cases are very fact-intensive because you need to show that whoever over-served the drunk driver knew or should have known that he/she was visibly intoxicated, and continued to serve that person, before they can be held liable.
Often, many depositions have to be taken in order to establish fault in these cases, apart from the fault of the driver who caused the accident.
A Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer That Can Help You
Contact car accident lawyer Christopher Earley today for your free consultation. We don’t get paid unless we win your case.