Drunk Driving Accidents: Whose Responsibility Are They?

June 1, 2012

Every year, drunk drivers in Colorado are responsible for injuring or killing thousands of innocent victims. The large number of lives impacted by these crashes makes many citizens wonder who can be held liable for the accidents.

While the answer that most people come up with is the drunk drivers themselves, what many don’t realize is that the person or persons who served that drunk driver may also be held responsible for their actions. Take, for instance, the case of an underage drunk driver who hit a police officer and another man in Englewood, Colorado, earlier this week. According to Colorado’s 9 News, law enforcement is now investigating who provided the alcohol to the young man.

Experts say that criminal charges could be placed against the person or business that gave the young man alcohol and could result in charges ranging from providing alcohol to a minor to manslaughter. If the alcohol was sold through a business, the state liquor board has the authority to investigate and revoke its alcohol license. However, it’s unlikely that it would permanently lose the license despite the fact that a death occurred as a result.

The Denver Personal Injury Lawyers with the McDivitt Law Firm would like to send their thoughts to the families of the victims of this Colorado Car Accident and hope they are able to hold all parties responsible for their loss and injuries accountable for their actions.

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