Whether you are at the local pub with your friends, or fancy restaurant getting rejected by the girl of your dreams, chances are at least once in your life time you will have a bit too much to drink. Each year thousands of personal injury lawyers are hired by victims and defendants in accidents, because the defendant had too much to drink. Under tort law, it has been established, that everyone has a duty of care to their fellow person. This means, that when you are found negligent for drinking and driving and you then have an insurance dispute, you can sue the local pub your drank too much at.
Essentially, as we noted earlier each person has a duty of care to their peers, in order to act in a way that will not harm anyone else. When it comes to drinking and driving, the bar tender serving you your drinks, has a responsibility to make sure you don't do anything stupid. Meaning to say, if you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, and the other driver is intoxicated, you can file a lawsuit against the bar they were at prior to the accident.
Studies have shown, that since 2006, close to 200,000 people a year are involved in a car accident related to impaired driving. Those same studies, have argued, that if the bar or restaurant where the impaired driver was at, had taken away their keys, those accidents could have easily been avoided.
As a result, more and more states and provinces across North America are creating policies which hold the hospitality business responsible for accidents. The Canadian law established in this field, is called the Canadian Hospitality Law: Liability and Risks. It is defined as finding a business entirely accountable for an accident, because they did not take steps to protect the customer.
If you are looking for more information on insurance dispute law or any other specialty, we recommend contacting a personal injury lawyer in your area. Personal injury attorney's like David Himelfarb will be able to provide with local legal information.
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