Drinking and driving is a leading cause of car accidents in the state of Minnesota. Although increased public awareness has decreased the number of drunk driving car accidents, these tragic and avoidable situations still occur. Although the law can never replace a loved one or undo an injury, it can provide means to allow the people harmed to recover the money necessary to make up for the losses they have endured.
At The Law Offices of Daniel J. Brazil, P.A., we aggressively pursue justice for the innocent people involved in drunk driving car accidents.
In Minnesota, people harmed can sue a drunk driver under the general laws of negligence. A driver can be charged with a drinking while intoxicated if the person operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more.
Sometimes, the drunk driver may not be insured or is underinsured. If that is the case, drinking establishments and social hosts may also be held responsible under the Dram Shop Liquor Liability statute. The term “Dram Shop” refers to a drinking establishment such as a bar, lounge, or restaurant or anywhere alcohol is purchased and consumed on the premises. A Dram Shop may be responsible for any damages caused by a person’s drinking if it sold alcohol to an underage person or to a person who was obviously intoxicated under Minnesota Statute §340A.801.
Alcohol-related accidents can cause serious and deadly injuries such as broken bones, head/neck/spinal cord injuries, brain injury, and wrongful death. With an experienced Minnesota personal injury attorney, you can preserve your rights. We can help you pursue every option and aggressively represent you against a drunk driver. The Minneapolis personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Daniel J. Brazil, P.A. will fight for you and we will be at your side everyday if the case goes to trial. If you or a loved one was injured in a drunk driving car accident, it is essential to preserve evidence and investigate the accident in question immediately. Call The Law Offices of Daniel J. Brazil, P.A. for a free consultation at 612-874-6109.
We charge no fees unless you recover for your personal injury. To schedule a free consultation at our Minneapolis office, call 612-874-6109 or contact us online.