Holding People Accountable For Serving Liquor
If you were injured in a serious accident caused by someone who was over-served at a bar, restaurant, social club or private party, you need help from an attorney experienced with dram shop liability claims. At the Law Office of Colonna & Doyle, we help the victims of drunk driving accidents and other serious alcohol-related mishaps to recover compensation under Massachusetts’ dram shop and social host liability laws. We have been helping personal injury clients throughout the greater Boston area since 1995. Please contact us today for a free consultation.
If you were seriously injured as a result of being over-served, we may be able to take legal action against the person who served you and the establishment where you were over-served.
Understanding Massachusetts Dram Shop Laws
According to Massachusetts law, it is illegal for anyone — including an individual entertaining in the privacy of his or her own home — to serve alcoholic beverages to a person who is already visibly intoxicated. Proprietors, bartenders, other servers and so-called “social hosts” are obligated by law to avoid serving alcoholic beverages to intoxicated people.
If someone serves alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person and that person subsequently causes harm to himself or herself, to another person or to property, both the server and the establishment where the alcohol was served can be held financially liable for the harm caused.
Liquor liability claims are not easy to win. If you were seriously injured in a car crash caused by a drunk driver, someone whose blood alcohol level was over the legal limit, that fact alone is not sufficient to bring legal action. Experienced legal representation is important for anyone seeking to recover compensation under Massachusetts’ dram shop and social host liability law.
Find Out How We Can Help
For more information about our law firm’s success in helping the victims of alcohol-related accidents to recover compensation under Massachusetts’ dram shop law, please contact our Lynnfield office by calling 781-667-2658 or sending an email to speak with a compassionate and skilled lawyer today.