Sometimes bars and restaurants over-serve their customers. If an establishment keeps serving a customer who is noticeably intoxicated and the customer ends up hurting or killing someone in a DUI accident as a result, the establishment may be held liable. This is possible due to dram shop laws in Louisiana.
If a person has been injured by an intoxicated driver who was over-served at a bar, an attorney can investigate the particular circumstances surrounding the accident. These types of accidents can have both physical and financial impacts. They can also result in mental and emotional trauma that can have a significant impact on the lives of the victims in the long term.
A clear understanding of the victim's concerns and goals is important in the pursuit of justice in a dram shop liability case. An attorney can work with various experts to document damages to the victim's well-being as well as the full scope of his or her injuries. Then, he or she can work hard to assist the victim in obtaining the compensation deserved.
Likewise, if a person in Louisiana has been killed by a drunk driver who was served too much alcohol, his or her surviving loved ones have the right to file a liability claim against the driver, seeking damages. Liability has to be established in a manner that the court finds satisfactory before claims for monetary damages will be adjudicated. A damage award in a dram shop liability case cannot undo the events leading to a DUI accident, but it may help the plaintiff to more easily move forward from the incident.