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Dram Shop Liability

Consider the following scenario: you&re at the bar and you order another round of drinks, but the bartender insists that you&ve had one too many. While this may initially be upsetting, it’s for the best. Any establishment that sells alcohol is legally liable if they continue to serve someone who is already intoxicated, or if they serve a known alcoholic or minor.

If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident resulting from an establishment’s negligence, you may be entitled compensation for your losses. Contact the Appleton dram shop liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 to schedule your free consultation.

Examples of Dram Shop Liability

In order to better understand dram shop laws, we have provided a list of examples in which they are relevant:

  • If an establishment serves a customer alcohol after they show signs of obvious intoxication, they are breaking the law. If that customer gets involved in a car accident which involves a third party, under dram shop law, the third party can sue the establishment for damages.
  • If an establishment knowingly or unknowingly serves a minor alcohol, the minor can sue for damages incurred while they were intoxicated.
  • If an establishment serves a known alcoholic, the alcoholic’s family may sue the establishment for enabling the family’s savings to be spent on alcohol.

Dram shop laws were created to restrict the ability of establishments to capitalize on the distribution of alcohol at the detriment of others.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has suffered injury or losses due to a violation of dram shop law, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Contact the Appleton personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for more information about your legal rights.