Kenosha Dram Shop Liability Attorneys

Every state has laws which regulate the selling and distribution of alcohol. Almost every state also provides dram shop liability within these laws. Dram shop liability means that, under certain circumstances, an alcohol vendor can be held liable for an accident that effects a third party if they sold the alcohol to the person who caused the accident. In some states this applies to selling alcohol to someone who is already visibly intoxicated, but in the state of Wisconsin, it only applies to selling alcohol to minors.

If you were involved in an accident with a minor who was served alcohol by a bar, club, or other establishment, you may be entitled to financial compensation from that establishment. Our Kenosha dram shop liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you get the compensation you are seeking. Contact us today at 800-242-2874.

Wisconsin Dram Shop Laws

Under Wisconsin law, any establishment that sells alcohol must not serve alcohol to minors or they will face the possibility of being held accountable for any accidents which the minor causes due to their intoxication. The law also states that:

  • In order to be liable, the establishment must have been aware, or should have reasonably been aware, that they were serving alcohol to someone under the age of 21
  • The alcohol had to be a significant factor in the accident for the establishment’s actions to be considered a factor
  • An establishment cannot be held responsible for an accident caused by someone over the age of 21 whom they served alcohol, unless that alcohol was forcibly given or misrepresented as non-alcoholic.

If you are unsure about whether or not your accident could be attributed to a negligent alcohol seller, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney to learn more about Wisconsin dram shop laws.

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Everyone has a responsibility to consider how their actions may endanger the safety of others. If a negligent alcohol dispenser sold alcohol to a minor who then caused you or a loved one to become injured, our Kenosha dram shop liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. may be able to help you get the compensation you need. To speak with a reliable and skilled attorney about your case, contact us at 800-242-2874.