Tucson Alcohol Provider Liability Lawyers
Alcohol-Related Accidents, Injury and Wrongful Death
In drunk driving accidents, as in other car and truck accidents, we look for all potential sources of financial compensation. We look beyond the drivers charged with DUI or DWI and their insurance companies.
The fact is, drunk driving accidents often result in serious personal injury and wrongful death. The drunk driver who hit you or your loved one may simply not have enough insurance to fully compensate you for your injury or loss.
That is why it is vitally important to consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible after a serious or fatal drunk driving accident. The team at Bache & Lynch can move swiftly to investigate and document evidence of other parties who may share the blame. Contact us today for a free consultation. Our personal injury lawyers have over 40 years’ legal experience handling personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Dram Shop (Alcohol Provider) Liability: When Bar or Nightclub Negligence Causes Injury
Arizona’s dram shop liability laws state: When a bar, restaurant, nightclub or any other establishment with a liquor license serves alcohol to a patron it knew or reasonably should have known was intoxicated, the establishment can be held legally responsible to pay for damages if that patron then causes a serious or fatal accident while driving a vehicle. If the patron is a minor, proof of obvious intoxication is unnecessary we must show only that alcohol provided by someone other than minor caused or contributed to the accident. When minors cause drunk driving accidents, liability can extend to a friend, club or social host who provided the alcohol.
In dram shop liability cases, quick action is critical. As soon as we take on a dram shop liability case, we act to gather proof of the alcohol purchase and consumption, such as receipts, witness testimony, security videotapes, Department of Liquor Licenses documents, expert witness evaluations, and any other evidence that may help establish culpability in your accident.
Dram Shop Liability in Bar Fights and Other Violent Acts
Drunk driving accidents are not the only alcohol-related events that cause serious personal injury and wrongful death in southern Arizona. When bars and nightclubs over-serve patrons who then start bar fights or go on to commit a violent crime such as assault or battery or homicide, the bar or nightclub may be held responsible to pay for the victim’s damages.
Contact Our Tucson Personal Injury Offices Today
To discuss your rights and legal options after a serious or fatal drunk driving accident or other injury case that may involve dram shop liability, please call the Tucson law firm of Bache & Lynch at 520-293-5300. You may also contact us using the Contact Form above for more information or to schedule a free consultation.