Madison Dram Shop Liability Attorneys

Many states have dram shop laws which govern the culpability of a third-party alcohol vendor in a car accident involving a drunk driver.  Under this law, if that vendor sold alcohol to an intoxicated individual who then proceeded to get in an accident with another driver, they could be held liable for some of the damages.  In Wisconsin, dram shop laws only apply if the intoxicated individual was under the legal drinking age.  If the drunk driver was over 21, the vendor would not be accountable in any way for the accident.

If you or someone close to you has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk minor, you may be able to seek financial compensation from the vendor who sold the alcohol. The Madison dram shop liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. are familiar with Wisconsin’s unique dram shop laws and can help you to see that justice is done.  Contact us at 800-242-2874 to discuss your potential case.

Wisconsin Dram Shop Liability

If a minor purchases alcohol from any purveyor in Wisconsin, the vendor may be liable for the consequences of accidents resulting from the underage driver’s state of impairment. The following are some of the relevant details of dram shop liability in the state:

  • If the consumer is over 21, the vendor has no culpability
  • The alcohol must have contributed significantly to the accident for the seller to be held accountable
  • The seller must have been aware that they were serving alcohol to a minor or such awareness should have been reasonably expected.

For help determining whether you may be able to seek compensation through a dram shop claim, it is advisable to speak with a knowledgeable attorney.

Contact Us

The Madison car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are committed to helping our clients to pursue all avenues when they have been hurt by a drunk driver. In some instances this may include a dram shop liability claim. Contact us for a complimentary case consultation at 800-242-2874.