Prompt investigation of a car wreck involving serious injury or wrongful death is a must. Frequently alcohol is involved in car wrecks and bars are often the source of the alcohol. Dram shop laws are a way of holding bar owners who serve alcohol to minors or intoxicated persons responsible for the injuries caused by their drunken patrons. The sooner you launch an investigation the more likely you are to determine where and when the driver got drunk. Witnesses interviewed promptly after the wreck are frequently more willing to talk than after having days – and perhaps discouragement – to think about getting involved.
Cumberland School of Law, Cum Laude graduate Peter F. Burns practice areas include business litigation will contests, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and other matters of complex civil litigation. Mr. Burns is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court and is a Certified Alabama Mediator; Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, and a member of national and state Legal associations.