What is dram shop?
Dram shop liability refers to the body of law governing the liability of taverns, liquor stores and other commercial establishments that serve alcoholic beverages. Generally, dram shop laws establish the liability of establishments arising out of the sale of alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons or minors who subsequently cause death or injury to third-parties, those not having a relationship to the bar, as a result of alcohol-related car crashes and other accidents.
What are the dangers associated with dram shop?
Our firm previously handled a case involving the defendant bar that continued to serve alcohol to a visibly drunk person in violation of the law. This drunken person left the bar in a vehicle and collided with a vehicle occupied by our client’s loved one. The loved one was killed in this tragic accident. The jury heard the evidence and awarded a substantial verdict in an effort to try to stop this type of conduct in our community in the future.
What can I do?
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the result of dram shop, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free legal consultation, contact us today!