Personal Injury Litigation Involving Underage Drinking
According to a study conducted in 2005, 1,700 college students between the ages of 18-24 die each year from alcohol misuse. - Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
Underage drinking, binge drinking, and accidents caused by drunk driving have gotten so out of control, that many college professors and administrators actually support a change in the drinking laws in Massachusetts. These supporters indicate that the present law cannot be enforced on campus. They want to lower the drinking age to 18 years old. Far too many students are causing significant harm to themselves or others. Whoever is correct as to the drinking age there is no dispute there is an alcohol drinking epidemic on college campuses.
Arthur F. Licata, P.C. represents clients who have been seriously injured or lost a family member due to underage drinking and driving. Mr. Licata has more than 30 years of experience representing clients in complex personal injury litigation in Massachusetts, New York, and throughout New England.
Pursuing Accountability for Underage Drinking
Under Massachusetts' law, bars, restaurants, social hosts, and other establishments can be held liable for civil damages caused by serving alcohol to minors. They frequently cause harm to themselves or others. As an experienced personal injury lawyer, Arthur F. Licata pursues accountability against these negligent parties who carelessly provided alcohol to underage students.
Alcohol liability lawsuits can be complex, with many potentially responsible parties. It is critical to hire a lawyer who has the skill and experience to ensure all aspects of liability and recovery are analyzed. Mr. Licata not only reviews alcohol server liability/dram shop liability laws, but also all means of insurance coverage. In many cases, college students carry minimum insurance or no insurance. Mr. Licata determines if coverage is provided under the parents' policy or if other coverage is available.
Addressing the Problem of Underage Drinking
In addition to handling personal injury and wrongful death litigation which arises from underage drinking accidents, Arthur F. Licata, P.C. provides resources, education, and training to administrators, parents, or others who want to get involved.
Experience and Dedication that Instills Peace of Mind
Mr. Licata handles every case. Mr. Licata himself, not an associate of lesser experience, will be the lawyer communicating with clients and prepares their case.
Arthur F. Licata, P.C. welcomes inquiries about liability for accidents caused by underage drinking and other negligence. Free consultations are available in personal injury matters. All cases are handled on a contingent fee basis; you pay no attorneys' fees unless the firm is able to obtain compensation on your behalf. The firm also routinely takes case referrals from other attorneys in the Boston area and throughout the nation.