Q: Can a Store Be Liable for Selling Beer if a fatal Atlanta DUI Car Accident Occurs After the Sale?
A:Recently, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that a convenience store could be found liable for selling beer to a driver who was later involved in a fatal Atlanta drunk driving car accident. Specifically, the Court ruled that the convenience store was liable for the fatal wreck because the driver was visibly intoxicated at the time that he bought the beer and soon after that he was in a crash.
Of course, this ruling does not mean that a store will always be liable after a fatal crash. For example, it is unlikely that the store will be found liable for injuries resulting from the sale of alcohol if the driver was not visibly drunk at the time that he or she made the purchase. An Atlanta car accident lawyer, however, can advise you if the store may be a potential defendant in the accident that hurt you or killed your loved one.
If you have been hurt in an Atlanta DUI accident, then it is important to protect your legal and financial interests by having a free consultation with an experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney. To learn more about your rights and potential recovery, please contact an Atlanta accident lawyer at 1.770.518.1133 and please read our free e-book 4 Common Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Georgia Car or Truck Claim.