Dram Shop Liability Lawsuit Lawyer
Many people are injured from drunk drivers yet have limited options when it comes to receiving compensation for their injuries. If the driver does not have insurance or has a history of alcohol-related offenses, they may not have the ability to pay for the damages they caused. There is another option. “Dram shops” are businesses that sell alcohol, and they can be responsible if they serve a patron that leaves their business intoxicated and causes an accident.
When a dram shop, which can be a bar or retail store, sells alcohol to someone that is intoxicated, they are making themselves liable for damages that their patron may cause. If someone is drunk and a bar continues to serve them, then they leave, drive and cause an accident, the business is partially liable. The same is true from a store that sells alcohol. Over-serving alcohol or selling alcohol to an intoxicated person is against the law in Atlanta, giving victims another responsible party that can help pay for injuries if the patron causes an accident.
Pursuing a Dram Shop Lawsuit
A dram shop lawsuit requires the expertise of legal experts that have your best interests in mind. To receive compensation, it must be proven that the intoxicated person purchased alcohol from the dram shop when they were “over-the-limit” which can include finding witnesses and other evidence. However, this process can be beneficial, especially when the drunk driver does not have the insurance or financial means to pay for the damages they caused. At Moriarty Injury Lawyer, we have the expertise and experience to help our clients receive the compensation they deserve in many dram shop lawsuits.
You deserve to have your medical bills, lost wages and property damage covered when you are the victim of a drunk driver accident involving a dram shop. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case.