In North Carolina, a bar or restaurant that serves a drunk driver can be held liable for harm caused by that driver.
The U.S. Department of Transportation says that a drunk driver KILLS someone in this country every 48 minutes. That doesn’t include all the accidents those drivers cause that horribly injure and maim people, but leave them alive to deal with the consequences of the drunk driver’s disregard for human life.
Someone with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above .08 (the legal limit in every state) will start to exhibit physical symptoms that a bar or restaurant can EASILY train its employees to spot, so they can cut off any further drinks.
In fact, by the time someone hits a .05, even though they aren’t “drunk”, they will have trouble steering and keeping track of multiple moving objects. Physically, they’re likely to already have trouble focusing and will start to “act drunk.”
At a BAC of .10, which can bit hit from .08 with less than one more beer, glass of wine, or shot of liquor, the person has SIGNIFICANTLY visible signs of impairment, including slurred speech. By the time they hit .15, they’re completely, visibly intoxicated, and may already begin to vomit. Their ability to control a car at this level is essentially non-existent.
Yet we see drunk drivers with much higher blood alcohol levels killing and maiming people all too often.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by a drunk driver, let us help you investigate whether a bar was serving them. Taking this kind of action protects your claim, but it can also protect the community. If no one stops these bars, they WILL continue to serve drunk drivers.
Conduct rewarded is conduct repeated. The bars keep making money, which is their reward. Help us stop the conduct. Help us protect your family and community. Contact us today for a free, no-risk evaluation of your claim.
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