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What is dram shop liability?

Dram shop liability is a legal concept that assigns partial responsibility for harm caused by a drunk driver partially to the party that sold alcohol to him or her. In Wisconsin, this law only applies to people who knowingly sell alcohol to minors. It is based on the idea that bar and liquor shop employees should always ask for identification and should refuse to sell alcohol to anyone who is underage.

If you or a loved one was harmed in an accident that was caused by a minor driving under the influence of alcohol, it may be appropriate to seek financial compensation from the purveyor in addition to the driver. Contact the Milwaukee car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 to discuss the potential sources of liability for your accident.

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