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Dram Shop And Liquor Liability

One of the most common and most serious causes of automobile accidents in Minnesota are accidents caused by drunk drivers. In Minnesota it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle if the driver of the vehicle has a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more. The blood alcohol concentration level is less for minors. If you are involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver the experienced attorneys at Reitan Law Office, PLLC would be happy to assist you in your claims. In addition to a claim against a drunk driver, Minnesota allows for potential claims against drinking establishments and social hosts. Claims against these parties are called “Dram Shop” claims.

Dram Shop claims typically arise when an establishment, such as a bar, makes a sale of liquor to an “obviously intoxicated person.” When the intoxicated person then goes on and causes harm, the establishment, such as a bar, may be held responsible if the intoxication was a direct cause in bringing about the damages. The “typical” Dram Shop case involves drunk drivers who get involved in an automobile accident. However, Dram Shop claims may also involve other situations such as when the intoxicated person assaults another person. Please see our Dram Shop / Liquor Liability page for more information on this topic.

Dram Shop claims, whether they involve two colliding automobiles, a pedestrian struck by a drunk driver, motorcycle crashes, bicycle accidents, boating injuries, or assaults, among other situations, frequently can result in various serious injuries.

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Reitan Law Office, PLLC has represented injured Minnesotans for more than 35 years and would be happy to discuss your drunk driving / Dram Shop case with you. There is no charge to meet with us to discuss your case and ask questions. Furthermore, there is no charge for attorney fees unless you recover. We provide two convenient locations to choose from. Please call 507-388-1800 in Mankato or 952-448-2800 in the Twin Cities and speak to a qualified and compassionate Minnesota personal injury lawyer today.