Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Minnesota and Wisconsin. No matter what the circumstances and what tragedies occur, alcohol-related crashes are inexcusable because they could have been prevented.
Although increased public awareness has decreased the number of drunk driving car accidents, the experienced Minnesota drunk driving accident attorneys and lawyers at Sieben Polk P.A. aggressively pursue drunk drivers who injure innocent people.
Pursuing Claims Against All Responsible Parties Following Alcohol-Related Accidents
In Minnesota, a drunk driver can be charged with a DWI (driving while intoxicated) if the person operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more. In addition to the drunk driver’s responsibility, liquor stores, bars and social hosts may also be held responsible for injuries to innocent people. Punitive damages can be brought against drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more.
What Is A ‘Dram Shop’ Claim?
The term “dram shop” refers to a drinking establishment such as a bar, lounge or restaurant where alcohol is sold and consumed. Minnesota law imposes liability on persons or drinking establishments that illegally sell alcohol. The law includes selling alcohol without a license, selling to someone under 21, or selling to someone who is obviously intoxicated. If a person is injured or killed, the establishment may be held legally responsible. The statute of limitations for dram shop cases in Minnesota is two years. Victims must act quickly so that their rights are protected.
Talk To Our Attorneys About Your Options For Filing A DWI Injury Lawsuit
If you’ve been injured in a Minnesota or Wisconsin drunk driver accident, please contact the experienced drunk driving accident attorneys and lawyers at Sieben Polk P.A. Our attorneys have successfully represented and fought for clients in numerous drunk driving car accident cases resulting in large settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Please call us for a free consultation at 651-304-6708 or 800-620-1829.