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Waukesha Dram Shop Liability Lawyers

Dram shop liability describes the responsibility of the management of an alcohol-serving establishment to monitor the intoxication of its patrons. Failure to uphold this responsibility can result in heavy civil damages against the establishment should a drunken patron injure another individual. Unlike other states, Wisconsin state law only applies dram shop liability when an establishment serves an underage drinker.

To discuss your claim and what legal options may be available to you if you have been injured by a drunk-driving minor, contact the Waukesha dram shop liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.

Penalties for Violating Dram Shop Laws

Considering that Wisconsin’s dram shop laws primarily address the problem of serving minors, the penalties for violating this law are particularly strong. In addition to these criminal penalties, there may be civil expectations in terms of injury compensation. The following are the penalties associated with breaking dram shop laws in Wisconsin:

  • Maximum 7 ½ years in prison
  • Maximum $10,000 fine
  • Felony-grade violation on a criminal record
  • Injury and damage compensation

Dram shop liability is an important facet of Wisconsin alcohol laws, as underage individuals are permitted access to bars and taverns if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Contact Us

If you have been injured by an underage driver who was intoxicated at the time of the incident, there may be additional liability issues facing the establishment that served that driver. To discuss your injury case with us in more detail, contact the Waukesha dram shop liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

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