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Restaurant Liability Attorney Eagan, MN

Staunch defense to dram shop liability lawsuits that threaten your business

At Steven C. O’Tool, Attorney at Law, P.A., we understand the turmoil that a liquor liability action can cause in your life. You’ve worked hard to establish and grow a business. You have employees, and a family, who depend on its success and profitability. When a question arises regarding your establishment’s responsibility for damage done by an intoxicated patron, everything you’ve built and everyone who depends on you is threatened.

Eagan dram shop liability lawyer Steve O’Tool has more than 30 years of experience representing proprietors of liquor stores, restaurants and taverns. Our firm has the skill, knowledge and resources to defend civil actions resulting from allegedly illegal sales of alcohol, including:

  • Sales to a minor
  • Sales to an “obviously intoxicated person”
  • Sales made during prohibited hours and days

Representation in cases of harm to a third party

Minnesota law allows third parties to recover against a seller of liquor for harm done to them by an intoxicated person if that person received alcohol illegally. The harm could have been done directly to them, as in the case of a drunk driving accident, or it could be fallout from the harm an intoxicated person did to himself. For instance, if an intoxicated father kills himself in a drunk driving accident, his wife and children can recover economic and other damages against an establishment or individual who illegally sold alcohol to the man.

To successfully defend a third party action, your Eagan restaurant liability attorney must demonstrate that the transfer of alcohol was more likely than not a legal sale.

Close consultation with effective defense counsel

Steven C. O’Tool, Attorney at Law, P.A. knows that our chances of successfully representing you improve exponentially when you’re fully engaged and participate actively in your case. We’re always eager to sit down with new clients and get to know as much as we can about you and your business operations. After a thorough intake interview, we can ascertain the best way to represent you to maximize your results. We also represent businesses in premises liability actions arising from Eagan slip and fall accidents.

Contact a determined dram shop liability attorney in Eagan, Minnesota

To schedule a consultation to discuss your defense to liquor liability, call Steven C. O’Tool, Attorney at Law, P.A. today at 651-882-1717 or contact our Eagan office online.

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