Dram Shop Liability
If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you will likely face time off work and medical treatment during your long recovery. Our firm can help stabilize your finances while you focus on returning to a pre-accident state of health. Discuss your situation with an attorney during a free consultation. Let us provide you with an honest assessment of your legal dilemma and your chances for monetary recovery.
At Beebe and O’Neil, our Norwich dram shop lawyers have represented countless injured clients as they seek monetary compensation for lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering. We have worked hard to build a reputation based on attention to detail, prompt communication and individual attention from start to finish on a case.
What Is Dram Shop Liability?
Dram shop liability refers to the legal notion that an individual or establishment that over-served alcohol to a driver owes some responsibility if that driver causes an accident. Many types of social hosts can face liability, such as:
- Hotel bars
- Sports bars
- Sporting venues
- Party hosts
If an over-served driver causes a serious accident, the personal injuries are likely to be more severe due to the nature of the collision. Often, a drunk driver will cross into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision, or fail to recognize an intersection and cause a side-impact collision. Whatever the case may be, the accident will typically occur at full speed as a driver’s delayed reaction time will likely cause him or her to fail to slow down or turn to avoid a collision. If you have further questions about dram shop or bartender liability, schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our office.