Consider Challenging Liquor Liability in Portland and Vancouver, WA

If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to seek compensation from sources other than the driver. In some instances, alcohol-serving establishments, or dram shops, can be held legally and financially responsible for accidents caused by over-served patrons. However, these types of cases are fairly complicated. That’s why you need the legal services of an attorney well versed in liquor liability in Vancouver, WA.

The personal injury lawyers at the Harlan Law Firm have extensive experience pursuing liquor liability cases for clients hurt in automotive accidents. Call on our seasoned legal team to preserve your rights and begin an immediate investigation.

Learn More about Liquor Liability Law

Washington, Oregon, and many other states around the country have dram shop laws which hold businesses that serve alcohol responsible for over-serving visibly inebriated individuals. These types of establishments include:

  • Bars
  • Catering Halls
  • Commercial Premises
  • Nightclubs
  • Restaurants
  • Sports Venues
  • Taverns

Liquor liability laws exist primarily to prevent bartenders from offering more alcohol to already-inebriated patrons who could potentially get into a vehicle and cause an accident. Violation of these laws can place liability on the bartender or the establishment who offered alcohol to a well-inebriated patron.

Liquor Liability Cases for DUI Crashes

Alcohol-serving establishments can be held legally responsible for injuries and fatalities that result from drunk driving collisions if it can be proven they overserved the offending driver. However, pursuing a dram shop claim is more complex than a typical personal injury case. Liquor liability cases require a substantially higher level of investigation and collection of evidence.

Present your claim to a legal team that’s equipped to handle its complexities. With more than 20 years of experience to our name, our representatives have taken on many cases involving alcohol-related automotive collisions. We’ll assess whether the bartender failed to recognize obvious signs of an intoxicated individual or continued to serve them despite these signs.

In building a case for your liquor liability claim, our team will work to show that the circumstances surrounding your accident could have been avoided had the bartender acted responsibly. We’ll also work to find witnesses at the bar where the driver was served and observed to be already under the influence. When you’ve suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one, we consider no detail too small to explore. Reach out to our legal team to assert your rights to due compensation as soon as possible.

Contact our firm in Vancouver, Washington, to discuss the circumstances surrounding your liability today.  We proudly serve clients throughout Southwest Washington and in Portland, Oregon.