Drunk Driving Car Accidents 


Car accident attorney that helps victims in Providence and Boston

Barsom Law Group helps victims and their families in Rhode Island and Massachusetts that were involved in a car accident with a drunk driver and holds defendants  liable for their careless actions. 

Get compensated from a drunk driving accident

Roughly one-third of traffic related deaths in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are a result of a drunk drivers.  Injuries, including brain and spinal cord, may also result from these car accidents, which may force victims to have to adjust to a new way of life and costs associated with that adjustment.  At Barsom Law Group, Holding drunk drivers accountable for their reckless actions to ensure victims are financially compensated is imperative. 

Drunk drivers can be held liable under “negligence per se.”  If a driver violates a law designed to protect a certain class of people then that driver will be held liable under negligence per se.  In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, it is illegal for drivers to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.   This statute is designed to protect other operators on the road from drunk drivers.  As such, if a driver is found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol they maybe found negligent as a matter of law.  The attorneys at the Barsom Law Group who handle drunk driving accidents help Rhode Island and Massachusetts victims with these types of claims. 

Rhode Island and Massachusetts Dram Shop Laws

Businesses that are licensed to sell liquor may be held liable for over-serving very intoxicated drivers under Dram Shop.  Establishments that are subject to this type of liability are:

  • ·      Restaurants
  • ·      Bars
  • ·      Hotels
  • ·      Liquor stores
  • ·      Nightclubs
  • ·      Sports arenas
  • ·      Taverns

Dram shop laws mandates that these establishments train their bartenders, as well as servers and other employees to recognize the signs of an impaired individual and take caution to avoid serving an over-intoxicated patron.  If one of these establishments fails to take such precautions and continues to serve an intoxicated individual who then causes a drunk driving accident, they maybe held liable for the damage that drunk driver causes.

Hire an Attorney who can handle Drunk Driving Accidents in Providence and Boston

When a drunk driver has altered the course of your life or has claimed the life of a loved one, the attorneys at the Barsom Law Group can help you with your claim so that you can focus on regaining your physical and emotional health.  The lawyers at Barsom Law Group help victims of drunk drivers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  

 

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