When we talk about drunk driving, one element that tends to get lost in the picture is the potential responsibility of the bar or restaurant that serves the driver to the point of immense intoxication and then allows them to drive home. On the one hand, the bar is just operating as bars do by serving alcohol to those who pay. On the other hand, it seems right that bars should have some level of responsibility to a person who is injured when they send their patrons off to wreak havoc in the streets. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert drunk driving attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury lawyer professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
Seeking to address a large number of drunk driving related lawsuits brought against drinking establishments, the Iowa Senate recently passed a bill aimed at easing liability insurance costs for bars and restaurants. In a heated debate, many opposed the bill, claiming that it was going too soft on drunk driving and failed to address the actual issue at hand. The bill further seeks to cap damages when the bars or restaurants are named as a third party in lawsuits. The bill will eventually be considered by the full Iowa legislative body.