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The Serving of Alcohol By Bars In The City Of Boston

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Serving Alcohol To Minors

Litigation Involving Serving Alcohol to Minors

Litigation Involving Serving Alcohol to Minors

Underage alcohol use is more likely to kill young people than all illegal drugs combined.
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Even though serving alcohol to minors is illegal, it regularly occurs in bars, restaurants, hotels, banquet halls, sporting arenas, private clubs, liquor stores, private homes, and college and university dorms.

Accountability for Accidents Caused by Underage Drinking

When minors consume alcohol they frequently cause accidents that injure or kill themselves and others. The law states that the individuals and establishments providing alcohol to the minors may be held liable for civil damages caused by their negligence.

Arthur F. Licata, P.C. represents injured clients and surviving family members who have been harmed by the actions of underage drinkers and the negligent parties who served alcohol to them.

Underage drinking and particularly underage drinking and driving, is a widespread problem across the United States. Many communities in the Boston area have had increased consumption of alcohol by underage minors. Underage drinking at high school football games, college parties, and other places has resulted in young people suffering alcohol poisoning or being involved in tragic drunk driving accidents. School and town officials are struggling to meet this epidemic by intoxicated minors.

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Distinguished for Excellence in Alcohol Server Liability Lawsuits

In 1996, Arthur F. Licata was the plaintiff's lawyer in a case of first impression in Massachusetts and a landmark decision throughout the U.S. In this case the court held that a bar or restaurant was liable for serving alcohol to a minor and the minor's intoxication even when the minor was not the direct purchaser of the alcohol. The minor received the alcohol by an adult intermediary.

Mr. Licata has more than 30 years of experience with complex tort litigation. He prepares and litigates every case. While there are no guarantees with litigation, this can give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing Mr. Licata himself, not an associate of lesser experience, will be the lawyer with whom you speak and the lawyer who prepares and presents your case to a jury.

Mr. Licata welcomes inquiries about his services and provides free initial consultations 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 New England states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and New York. Additionally, the firm accepts referrals from across the nation.

If you believe you need an attorney, use the form on the right to Contact Arthur F. Licata, P.C. now!

The Boston, Massachusetts Personal Injury Law firm of Arthur F. Licata, P.C. handles Serving Alcohol To Minors for clients throughout Massachusetts including Suffolk County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Middlesex County, Worcester County, and Essex County, and cities such as Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Lynn, and Quincy. Mr. Licata is also admitted to practice in the state of New York. He routinely takes cases by referral from other attorneys located throughout the New England region and the United States.

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