Liquor Liability Lawyers
The Federal Department of Transportation 2005 statistics showed that alcohol was a contributor in 7% of all U.S. crashes, but contributed to 39% of all fatal crashes. There can be no question in anyone’s mind that drinking and driving is an unacceptable threat to innocent motorists and others using our streets and sidewalks. And, sadly, studies continue to show that most drunk drivers involved in crashes have a history of DUIs.
The term “dram” is the American spelling for the English word drachm. A drachm refers to a spoonful of gin as sold in English taverns in the 1700s. Dram shop cases can occur from negligence at bars, clubs, private organizations, social gatherings at a home, or wherever liquor is served.
Dram Shop Liability Laws hold businesses or individuals who serve alcoholic beverages to a visibly intoxicated person legally responsible for damages in civil courts. The damages must be shown to be the result, in whole or in part, due to the impairment, and may include death, injury or other damages. The Dram Shop laws have been helpful in preventing deaths and injuries by changing the environment where alcohol is sold. Dram shop violation is a serious matter and provides an incentive to establish responsible policies for serving patrons and call further attention to the dangers of drinking and driving.
Ginsburg & Associates has extensive experience with these complex cases. We are well-versed in the relevant state laws, national standards, and required training programs. Our liquor liability lawyers will get to the root of the issues quickly, helping those injured by someone else’s alcohol-related negligence to receive compensation for medical bills, physical therapy, lost income, and other damages.
If you or a loved one has incurred damages from an alcohol-related car accident or event, please call us for a free evaluation of your case.
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