Imagine this unfortunate but all too common scenario: a bartender or a cashier in Ontario sells alcohol to an obviously intoxicated patron. The impaired customer proceeds to get behind the wheel of a car and is involved in a collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian. The results can be tragic.
The HARRISON PENSAâ„¢ Personal Injury Group knows situations like this can often be complex. Our legal team has the experience required for these kinds of situations. The nuances in Ontario law make it important for you to obtain professional legal advice to navigate the complications that result from an accident like this.
Who is at fault?
Who is responsible for the accident and damages owed to the victims? While the natural conclusion may be that the intoxicated individual is at fault, under Ontario Law, the individual or business that served or sold the driver alcohol may also be held responsible for the events that took place after the intoxicated person left the premises.
How does it happen?
Alcohol-related liability cases often arise in situations where alcohol is served to a visibly intoxicated person. When itâ€™s noticeable that a person is intoxicated and the drinks are still served by the bar or restaurant, the establishment that served the alcohol may be at fault.
The consequences of such situations can be tragic, especially in cases when serious bodily injury or death is a result of the intoxicated person’s actions.
The results can be devastating
Often as a result of an alcohol-related accident, physical damage to both person and property result and can require months or years to recover. Our professional, compassionate team of personal injury lawyers can assist you in receiving fair compensation.
The HARRISON PENSAâ„¢ Personal Injury Group team has many years of experience with alcohol liability cases. Call, email, or drop by our offices for a free consultation today. If you are unable to travel we will travel to throughout Southwestern Ontario and Toronto to meet with you.