Over-Service Claims in Washington
Our client's story: A bar served two drinks to a woman. She had four drinks earlier in the night. She drove the wrong way on the viaduct and hit our client. We recovered $1M from the bar.
How to Hold Bars and Restaurants Responsive for Drunk Driver AccidentsBars and restaurants can be held responsible if they let someone have too much to drink. And the reality is that they have way more insurance than most drunk drivers. In Washington the standard for imposing liability on bars and restaurants used to be "obvious intoxication". But the law has changed from "obviously intoxicated" to "apparently intoxicated". This relaxed standard means it's easier to pursue over-service claims. And we've handled a lot of them.
What Can You Do to Help Your Case?It's important to preserve evidence like video and receipts. It's also important to interview witnesses to find out how the drunk driver appeared. Was he loud, obnoxious, spilling drinks or breaking pool cues? That's the kind of stuff we find out and why we're so effective.