Who Can Be Sued For Drunk Driving Injuries In New York?
Attorney contributor Brian Kent has shared commentary with The Legal Herald on liability in drunk driving accidents in the past. Below he offers his comments on situations similar to this one:
When an innocent person gets hurt in an accident caused by a drunk driver, the victim and their family are often curious about legal recourse. In many cases, victims have to turn to the civil court system and file personal injury lawsuits to get the financial compensation they deserve. In New York and many other states, victims of drunk drivers may have the opportunity to recover financial compensation both from the driver and, in some cases, the bar or another alcohol-serving establishment that continued to give them alcohol after they had become visibly drunk. Serving someone past the point of “visible intoxication” is illegal in New York, and when someone who has been illegally served goes on to cause a drunk driving accident, the business that served them can be sued by victims who were injured in the accident.
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