Auburn, ME asked in Personal Injury for Maine

Q: If one is over-served alcohol at a casino and pass out, then they call ambulance,are they liable for medical bills?

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Maine attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the breadth and scope of the state's Dram Shop laws. These laws can differ from state to state. They are commonly applied in settings involving third-party victims, as in motor vehicle accidents where the patron leaves with a high BAC. Something like this, it's possible the patron themselves could be on the hook for the ambulance response, applying the general tort law doctrine of assumption of risk. Only a Maine attorney could answer your question definitively, based on state-specific law. Good luck

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