Each year, thousands of people are seriously injured or killed in drinking and driving incidents. We have regularly represented clients who were injured in motor vehicle and other incidents resulting from overserving alcohol.
States across the country have enacted dram shop laws, often called liquor liability laws, for the purpose of protecting people from negligent alcohol consumption. Those laws place several restrictions on bar owners, restaurants and any other business that sells alcohol.
Liquor liability laws place restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages to people who are obviously intoxicated. When these and other liquor law provisions are violated, servers of alcohol and business establishments that sell alcohol may be subject to a civil lawsuit for damages that occur as a result of their negligence.
Our firm has successfully litigated and settled numerous cases in which bars, restaurants or stores have served or sold alcohol to patrons who later killed or seriously injured someone. We have also successfully handled cases wherein a bar or restaurant has sold alcoholic beverages to a minor who then seriously injured an innocent person.
We have obtained multimillion-dollar jury award and settlements on behalf of clients in liquor liability cases.
If you or a family member have been injured or killed as a result of negligence in the consumption of alcohol, please contact us to determine whether there is a possibility of recovering damages from that seller.