Auto Accidents Caused By Massachusetts Drunk Drivers
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 a Massachusetts auto accident, the injury victim can bring claims against multiple parties. 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. Boston drunk driving accident lawyer Christopher Earley has experience pursuing full compensation against drunk drivers.
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. As a Boston drunk driving accident lawyer, my office pursues 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 and he civil case is handled by a personal injury attorney.
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.
Contact Boston drunk driving accident lawyer Christopher Earley for your free consultation.