Did you know that under certain circumstances an employer may be responsible for the injuries caused by its drunk employee?
More than just investigating the drunk employee’s personal exposure, a good personal injury lawyer will investigate where and how that drunk employee became intoxicated and consumed the alcohol. As a result, it is important that you consult with a personal injury lawyer early in the process to facilitate that investigation.
An employer who hosts a social event (i.e. a holiday party) may be responsible for injuries caused by its drunk employee when the employer controlled the alcohol served to the already visibly intoxicated employee knowing that such employee may drive.
An experienced personal injury attorney will also look into whether the drunk employee consumed the alcohol while in the scope of employment as that can open the door to additional employer liability.
Ultimately, you should consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as practicable if you have been injured by someone who was drunk. Most reputable attorneys will provide a free consultation for this sort of case.