Dani Alexis is a freelance writer and book critic. Her previous legal experience includes
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her B.A. in English, summa cum laude, in 2004, and is a member of the Michigan
State Bar and the American Bar Association.
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If a state or local government entity is responsible for your injury in Kentucky, your claim needs to play by a different set of rules.
Claims for injury in Arkansas must follow special rules when the underlying incident involved the wrongdoing of a government agency or employee.
When your injury was caused by the government or one of its employees in Alabama, any claim you pursue will need to follow a special set of rules.
Most U.S. states have passed some version of a law that allows an injured person to hold an alcohol vendor responsible for supplying alcohol to someone who then causes an accident.
Many U.S. states have laws that hold alcohol vendors or social hosts responsible for damages if they provide alcohol to an intoxicated person (or to a minor) who then causes harm to someone else. These laws are typically known as "dram shop" laws (because alcohol was traditionally sold by a unit of measure
In Wyoming, as in every state, if you are injured by an intoxicated person's conduct, you can bring a personal injury claim against that individual. And in many states, an injured person may also be able to bring a claim against the business (such as a bar or restaurant) or other third party that provided
Every U.S. state has specific rules that dictate who can be held liable when an intoxicated person causes injury to another. In every state, an injured person may be able to seek damages directly from the intoxicated person after an alcohol-related accident -- such as a DUI car crash, for example.
In North Dakota, as is true in every state, if you are injured because of an intoxicated person's negligence, you can bring a personal injury claim against them.
In New Hampshire, as in every state, if you are injured by an intoxicated person's negligence, you can bring a personal injury claim against that individual. But in some situations, your options for a legal remedy don't stop there. An injured person may also be able to bring a claim against the business
In states like Mississippi, an injured person might be able to seek compensation from a business— such as a bar, restaurant, or liquor store—that provided alcohol to the intoxicated person. Also, there are circumstances where a social host who provides alcohol at a private event can be held liable for the actions of an intoxicated guest.