When is a third party liable in an accident?
One of the ways a third party may be liable in an auto accident is through dram shop liability. This law is applicable when an alcohol vender sells alcohol to an obviously drunk customer who then gets into an accident with another driver. In Wisconsin, however, dram shop laws only apply to venders who alcohol to a minor who then gets in a wreck. In these cases, a vender may be liable in a personal injury lawsuit if they knowingly and willingly sold alcohol to the minor.
If you have been in a wreck with a minor who was served alcohol at a bar or other location, or you have more questions concerning Wisconsin’s dram shop liability laws, don’t hesitate to call our Stevens Point auto accident lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874.