A dram shop lawyer can help victims injured by drunk drivers. The drunk driver may not be the only one responsible for compensating crash victims and their families for the often horrific consequences. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene can help you to determine if the facility that served the alcohol did so responsibly and whether they can be held accountable for the resulting injuries or death.
Drunk driving can cause devastating harm to victims and their families. Call Steinger, Iscoe & Greene today to speak with an experienced attorney committed to helping you maximize your compensation after an impaired driver hurt you or someone you love. Our attorneys can help you to understand:
Dram shop laws impose legal liability on bars, restaurants, and other facilities that serve or sell alcoholic beverages irresponsibly. When alcohol is sold or served to a person who should not have it, this can significantly increase the chances that a drunk driving accident will occur. The general purpose of dram shop laws is to allow victims to hold irresponsible bars, restaurants and stores accountable for their part in causing serious injuries or deaths in drunk driving crashes.
Dram shop laws vary by state. Generally, however, they impose liability if a bar, store, or restaurant served or sold alcohol to people who are intoxicated, who are habitual drunks, or who are underage. Victims will need to prove the facility is responsible under the local dram shop laws and will need to demonstrate the extent of harm in order to be able to successfully pursue a claim to obtain compensation from the bar, restaurant, or store.
Bars are in an excellent position to easily prevent drunk driving. Responsible service of alcohol is proven to save lives. When you are injured or someone you love is killed by an intoxicated person, that drunk individual may not have enough insurance or enough money available to pay for the full extent of losses. Restaurants, bars, and stores who should have served responsibly usually have more financial responsibility in the form of insurance coverage and other available money.
As a result, if you can make a claim under dram shop laws, it is more likely there will be enough money available to compensate you fully for medical bills, loss of income, pain and discomfort, and all other damages resulting from the accident the intoxicated person caused.
Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is focused on putting all legal tools to work to help clients after injuries. We explore all possible causes of your accident to identify who could be held responsible and who can be made to compensate you. Dram shop laws are one primary example of a law our attorneys can use to help protect victims and ensure they are not left with uncompensated losses.
Proving a case under dram shop laws can be complicated. You need to know the laws, and know how they apply to your situation. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene has successfully represented many clients in pursuing legal action against bars, restaurants and stores who made the dangerous choice to serve alcohol to someone likely to cause a drunk driving crash.
Let us help you to determine if you have a case. Call now for a free, no-obligation evaluation from a dram shop lawyer with experience.