What if I have been injured by a drunk driver?
In a lawsuit arising from a a drunk driver, the driver will be held liable for the injuries he or she caused. Additionally, a bar or social host may be liable for damages if they served an obviously intoxicated guest, who then drove and caused an accident. However, the fact that the person who served the intoxicated driver alcohol may be held liable does not relieve the intoxicated driver of liability. If you are the victim of an alcohol-related crash, you may also be entitled to punitive damages.