Skilled in Handling Claims Based on Commercial Liquor Liability
When a restaurant or bar serves alcohol, or if alcohol is served to guests at a special event, there is always a risk. The owner of the establishment that serves the alcohol to patrons or guests could be sued for damages suffered by others because of that patron getting drunk and causing an accident that injures themselves and others.
If you have suffered injuries because of a driver who got drunk in a bar and tavern while they were visibly intoxicated, you can pursue a personal injury lawsuit for commercial liquor liability. In this situation, you will file a claim against the restaurant, bar, or tavern that served alcohol to a customer who was already visibly intoxicated.
If that patron then leaves the establishment and causes injuries or loss of life to innocent individuals, the business can be held liable for the damages that are caused. Business in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area are required to maintain a $300,000 commercial liquor liability insurance policy.
When such accidents occur, lifelong damages can result. If you or a family member has suffered because a local business sold alcohol to an individual who was visibly intoxicated and that caused injuries or the loss of life, call the Harlan Law Firm.
There are several damages that could results from a car crash caused by an intoxicated driver. Here are some of the more common damages claimed in such crashes:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future loss of earnings
- Property damages
- Permanent scarring and disfigurement
- Mental anguish
With the help of a personal injury attorney, you can have a successful commercial liquor liability claim in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area. Get your free case review today! Remember there is a time limit for pursuing such a claim, so don’t wait until it is too late.