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In Wisconsin, if a person (or tavern) provides alcohol to an adult, that provider of alcohol is immune from civil liability for any damages caused due to the adult’s intoxication. Thus, in an accident like the one described above, even if the bartender knew the adult driver was going to drive and he appeared intoxicated, the bartender and tavern are not liable for the damages caused in the drunk driving crash. The families of the victims still would have valid claims against the driver and his insurer as well as their own automobile insurers, but could not successfully make a claim against the tavern or bartender. Wrongful death claims from accidents like the one described above present many complicated legal issues that require the assistance of a personal injury attorney. Call Bremer & Trollop Law Offices for a free consultation if your family member was the victim of a wrongful death accident.