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Minnesota Law Firm Successfully Handles Dram Shop and Liquor Liability Cases

Suk Law Firm holds record in SE MN for $15.3 million Dram Shop verdict

Injuries from car accidents involving drunk drivers are often severe and even life-altering. Too frequently, drunk driving claims the lives of innocent others, in side swipes, wrong-way crashes or car-pedestrian accidents. When the intoxicated driver has been illegally served alcohol by a liquor establishment[s] before a crash, victims have the right to bring a claim not only against the drunk driver, but also the liquor establishment[s]. Suk Law Firm can help you through the process of filing and prosecuting a Dram Shop or liquor liability claim or lawsuit. Attorney Jim Suk obtained a $15.3 million injury/death verdict in a 2016 Dram Shop trial, which is the current record verdict for injury and death cases in southeast Minnesota.

Our firm handles Dram Shop and liquor liability cases involving:

  • Bars and bartenders
  • Liquor stores
  • Restaurants and waiters
  • Vendors at festivals, concerts or other events

In Minnesota, it is illegal for bars or other businesses to give, barter or sell alcohol to someone who is clearly intoxicated or underage, or to serve it after hours.

Our experienced liquor liability lawyers are very familiar with, and experienced in recognizing and proving, the elements of a Dram Shop or liquor liability claim:

  • The sale to the drunk driver occurred illegally; and,
  • The illegal sale contributed to the drunk driver’s intoxication; and,
  • The drunk driver’s intoxication was a direct cause of the harm; and,
  • The victim suffered injuries as a result of the drunk driving.

Successful Dram Shop attorneys will identify and pursue all responsible parties

Whether you have been injured in a car accident or have otherwise been the victim of the actions of an intoxicated person, we will do everything possible to help you obtain fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, impairment, pain and suffering, emotional trauma and all other damages from all potential responsible parties in addition to the drunk driver. We understand the differences in the Dram Shop liability laws of Minnesota and Iowa, as well as Wisconsin, where liquor liability is very limited.

If you’ve been injured by someone who was drinking, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Our experienced lawyers will thoroughly investigate not only the crash and injury itself, but also trace the events leading up to the incident to gather evidence showing one or more sellers of alcohol wrongfully served the perpetrator. Gathering information and tying down witnesses as quickly as possible is crucial to the proof of a Dram Shop or liquor liability claim. It is not a do-it-yourself project nor should it be left to someone who lacks sufficient experience.

Contact a Rochester, MN liquor liability law firm with a proven track record

If you have been injured, or have lost a loved one, due to the actions of an intoxicated person, it is crucial to contact a personal injury attorney with experience in, and a deep understanding of, Dram Shop law. Call Suk Law Firm at 507-281-0000 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Discuss your situation with an experienced, compassionate Dram Shop lawyer.







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    5 East Center Street
    Rochester, Minnesota 55904
    Phone: 507-281-0000
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