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All Things In Moderation:
The Serving of Alcohol By Bars In The City Of Boston

The Lawsuit Discovery Conumdrum
What happens when the parties to a lawsuit refuse to follow the rules?

Jurors: What Are They Thinking and What AreThey Doing?
Jurors, and Social Media: When jurors base their verdict on information outside the facts offered as evidence at trial.

Who’s In Charge?
Alcohol Liabilty At Concert and Stadium Events

What’s Going On In A Trial?
How does it begin? What are the steps that lead to the selection of a jury? Who participates? What are the criteria for arriving at a decision?

“Reply To All”: Use At Your Own Risk
Did you ever hit “reply to all” when you meant to hit only “reply.”?

How Do You Define The Word Merge?
When two roadways angle toward each other in the same direction the drivers are urged by traffic signs to “merge”. What is meant by this instruction?

Underage Drinking at Schools and Universities

Underage Drinking Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer

Underage Drinking at Schools and Universities

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.

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 Underage Drinking at Schools and Universities 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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