In Wisconsin and the rest of the United States, it is estimated that injury involving a drunk driver occurs every minute. Those who are injured by drunk drivers may find their lives changed, as they could require long-term care and can find themselves having to pay for expensive medical bills. In such cases, those who are injured could seek compensation from a liable party.
More often than not, the liable party will likely be a driver who is intoxicated during the time of the crash. In certain situations, however, other parties may also be held liable. In some states, like Wisconsin and Illinois, dram shop liability laws are implemented. These laws can hold bars, clubs and individual parties responsible for a drunk-driving accident if it is found that they served alcohol to an individual illegally, such as in the case that the buyer is a minor or already intoxicated.