Massachusetts Bartender Serves Herself After Work, Then Causes Fatal Car Accident.

Have you or a family member been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver? If so, contact one of our Boston drunk driver accident personal injury attorneys to learn about your legal options. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have a national reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our clients.

The convenience, ease and joy that is involved with vehicular travel also carries with it the obligation and duty to behave in a safe, responsible manner. That obligation is rebuked when someone operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.  Drunk drivers pose a serious risk of harm to themselves, other drivers, and the passengers in the vehicles they are driving.

If a bar or restaurant over-serves a customer, or serves alcohol to minors, they may be held liable for the injuries and damages that customer causes which arise out of his or her intoxication.   Restaurants and bars owe a duty of care to their patrons to make sure that they serve alcohol in a safe, responsible manner.  Even though a patron who willingly gets too drunk to act responsibly may also be held liable for their actions, the establishment that overserves him or her may be held financially responsible as well.

It may become slightly more complicated, however, when the person the bartender overserves is the bartender herself.  Thirty-seven-year-old Rebecca Brooks was working as a bartender in Worcester, Massachusetts when she decided to server herself after work one night.  Brooks reportedly became intoxicated, but she chose to drive home nonetheless.  On her way home at around 9:00 PM, she struck a pedestrian at Shrewsbury Street, killing the seventy-year-old man instantly.  According to wcvb.com, Brooks failed a sobriety test conducted by the responding police officers and blew a .23 on a portable breath machine, nearly three times the legal limit.

If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, whether they were drunk because they were overserved by a reckless bartender or got drunk on their own, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your personal injuries. Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers, including our drunk driver injury attorney experts, who will work tirelessly on your case. Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com today!

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