DRUNK DRIVING IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM.
-The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that that in the United States, a person is injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes. They also report that on the average, two out of every three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
-Drunk driving is a serious problem. Every day in America, another 28 people died as a result of drunk driving crashes.
-It is been reported that on average a drunk driver has driven drunk over 80 times before the first arrest.
-The U.S. Census Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are over 300,000 incidents of drunk driving every day.
-In 2015, 1265 people died in drunk driving crashes. That is 1 every 51 minutes. That year, 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes.
MINNESOTA’S LIQUOR LIABILITY LAWS.
The drunk driver is always at fault for causing injury in a motor vehicle collision. Minnesota’s liquor liability law imposes a legal responsibility on the bar, Sloan, restaurant, or other provider of alcoholic beverages for illegal sales to the drunk driver.
The two most frequent illegal sales are these: A. Sales to an underage person (minor). B. Sales to a person who is already obviously intoxicated.
When it can be proven that a car accident or other motor vehicle collision has been caused by the intoxication of a driver who became intoxicated as a result of an illegal sale, legal responsibility is imposed on the seller of the intoxicating beverage.
This law is sometimes written referenced as the “Dram Shop Law”.
MINNESOTA LIQUOR LIABILITY INJURY LAWYERS AT THE SCHMIDT SALITA LAW TEAM.
The lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team have collectively over 70 years experience in representing the victims of various personal injury and wrongful death. Examples include the follow:
Southwestern Minnesota woman who lost her mother and her 16-year-old son in a single accident involving a drunk driver;
Eden Prairie family of 3 who were injured in a car accident that occurred at 10:30 AM on a Sunday involving a drunk driver with a blood-alcohol content of .34.
Seven in Minnesota man who was injured when struck by a drunk driver was a blood-alcohol content of .24 at 7 o’clock in the morning in Duluth, Minnesota.
Hutchinson, Minnesota man who was injured when struck by a drunk driver with the blood-alcohol content of .18 at 8:00 AM.
The lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team can cite dozens of other case examples. They are committed to bringing justice to the victims of drunk driving by bringing claims against both the drunk driver and against the seller of alcoholic beverages under the Minnesota Liquor Liability law.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team is a 5 star, AV rated personal injury law firm which serves the entire state of Minnesota, including Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.