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Liquor Liability Lawyers in Maine

For victims of drunk drivers, we explore all avenues of compensation

It’s a frightening scenario that plays out far too often: A bartender or a convenience store clerk sells alcohol to someone who is under age and/or already visibly intoxicated. That person then gets behind the wheel of a car, drives away and crashes into another vehicle, causing serious injury or even death.

Who is responsible for the damages owed to the people who were hurt? Obviously, the drunk driver is responsible. But under Maine law, the individual or business that wrongfully served the driver alcohol can also be held responsible.

In cases involving injury or death caused by a drunk driver or an intoxicated person who causes injury by some other means (for example assault) after wrongfully being served, it’s important that victims are able to pursue all possible avenues for compensation. Unfortunately, many families fail to recover for their losses because they aren’t represented by liquor liability lawyers with the experience, expertise, and proactive approach needed to win their case.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation.

For the best results, you need the best Maine liquor liability lawyers

Proving a liquor liability claim and providing full compensation to the victims requires a law firm with the necessary expertise and experience, a proven track record of success, the resources to take on any opponent, and a fearless approach to litigation. In Maine, we are proud to be that “go-to” firm.

Under the Maine Liquor Liability Act, sellers or “servers” of alcohol include servers in bars, restaurants, stores, and other establishments, and even non-licensed “social hosts” who recklessly or negligently serve alcohol to a minor or visibly intoxicated person in their home. In these cases, however, time is of the essence. The Maine Liquor Liability Act gives victims just a brief window of time to provide a notice of intent to file a lawsuit.

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win by settlement or jury verdict.

You focus on recovery. We take care of the rest.

After an injury, your attention can be pulled away from the one place where it should be ― on your health and recovery. Instead, you face the pressure of creditors, employers, and insurance companies that often try to place the blame on you, the victim.

We can turn the tables in your favor. While our lawyers aggressively work to maximize your financial award, our caring and responsive staff can help reduce your stress as you recover. We take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved.

With us in your corner, you can focus on your health, and get back to living your life.

LET US HELP YOU WIN

Call 207-784-3576 for a free consultation and to learn more about your legal rights.

Liquor Liability Tips and Tools: What should I do if I’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident by a drunk driver in Maine?

Taking some basic steps after a car accident can make the difference between a legal claim that fails and one that provides fair compensation for you and your family. Here are our suggestions for you to follow, if possible.

  • Immediately report the accident to the police (911).

  • Get the name of the other driver and license, registration and insurance information, and the names of any witnesses.

  • Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries, even if you think they are minor.

  • Report the accident to your own insurer but do not give a signed or recorded statement before talking to your lawyer.

  • Take your own photographs of the damage to vehicles and any visible injuries that you have suffered.

  • Do not discuss the accident with any representative of the other driver’s insurance company before talking with your lawyer.

  • Call an experienced personal injury trial lawyer who specializes in car accident cases―and one who is prepared to go to court, if necessary―to win your case.

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Berman & Simmons has the experience, expertise, and resources to win your case

Berman & Simmons is the leading personal injury and medical malpractice law firm in Maine. For more than 100 years, our trial attorneys have represented those who have been injured or harmed by the actions of others. These personal injury cases range from car and truck accidents to the most complex litigation involving defective products and malpractice by healthcare providers. We are known as the firm that will stand up and fight for injured Mainers in disputes against big corporations and powerful interests.