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Dram Shop Liability in Wisconsin

When a drinking establishment serves alcohol to its patrons, it should be done responsibly in order to prevent the likelihood of alcohol-related injuries or accidents. If this responsibility is violated, these establishments may be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result. This concept is known as dram shop liability.

If you or someone you know has been injured by an intoxicated person, you may be able to pursue compensation for your pain and suffering from the drinking establishment responsible for that person’s intoxication. Contact the Madison personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with an experienced member of our legal team.

Exceptions to Liability

In Wisconsin, dram shop liability is limited to situations involving alcohol being served to a minor. However, even if it can be shown that an intoxicated minor was served alcohol at a drinking establishment, the establishment may still be able to avoid liability if it can be shown that:

  • The minor claimed to be of legal drinking age
  • They supported this claim with documentation
  • The alcohol was served based on this documentation
  • A reasonable person could have assumed that the minor was of legal age

If these requirements are met, an establishment that served alcohol to a minor may not be held liable for any injuries that occurred as a result.

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If you have been injured because of a drinking establishment’s negligent serving practices, you shouldn’t have to deal with this situation by yourself. Contact a Madison injury lawyer with Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to speak with an experienced legal professional and learn more about how you can fight for the compensation you need.