Minnesota Dram Shop Law Attorneys
St. Paul & Maplewood Area Liquor Liability Lawyers
In Minnesota, the State Dram Shop Act, Minn. Statute § 340A.801, makes a person or establishment who illegally sells alcohol liable for injuries and death arising from the illegal sale. Illegal sale can include overserving alcohol to people who are obviously intoxicated and serving to minors. An illegal sale can also be selling after hours and selling without a liquor license.
Who Is Eligible To File A Claim Under The Minnesota Dram Shop Law?
At Novitzke, Gust, Sempf, Whitley & Bergmanis, our lawyers act for people who have suffered damages because of the illegal sale of liquor in a tavern, nightclub or restaurant. Our clients in these matters also include the spouses, parents, children, guardians, employers or other people who are affected by the actions of the person served illegally. The intoxicated person is not eligible to make a claim for damages.
The liquor liability law includes strict filing requirements that make it necessary to act quickly and give notice to the potential defendant, such as a tavern or bartender. Our attorneys advise people about complying with the law and about their eligibility to make a claim.
A Dram Shop Case Can Be More Than Drunk Driving
A dram shop case often arises from an alcohol-related car accident. However, we have handled cases involving assault, property damage, bicycle riders and boating. Our lawyers help clients obtain compensation for their losses. Injuries can be severe and include spinal cord injuries and brain injuries that can leave the victim in need of lifelong and expensive care. We work with medical, vocational and financial experts to determine the impact of the accident on our client.
Contact an experienced Personal Injury attorney at Novitzke, Gust, Sempf, Whitley & Bergmanis. We represent clients in Minnesota in matters arising from illegal liquor sales. We help you make the most of your rights, ensuring that all necessary investigations, notices and claims are done in a professional and timely manner. Call us today toll-free at 888-596-6049.