Under Connecticut state law, one who serves an intoxicated person alcohol may be held financially liable for injuries or fatalities that result from drunk driving accidents (or other incidents) caused by the intoxicated person. However, in order to recover damages under Connecticut’s dram shop law, it must first be established that the intoxicated person in question was visibly intoxicated when he or she was served alcohol by a bar, restaurant, liquor store, or party’s host. In addition, the injured party is required to give a specific notice in a timely manner to the Defendant to preserve the right to bring a dram shop action. The cause of action under dram shop is in addition to the claims an injured person may have against the intoxicated person.
At the Law Office of Andrew J. Pianka, LLC, we will take the steps necessary to determine who may have served the intoxicated person and to preserve the evidence necessary to support your case. We will put the responsible party(ies) on notice as required by state statute to preserve your rights and to preserve your claim against all responsible parties. If you have lost a family member or have been seriously injured in a drunk driving accident, call the Law Office of Andrew J. Pianka today and schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.