Suing Restaurants and Bars When Injured By a Drunk Driver
Drunk driving is 100 percent avoidable. That fact is irrefutable. Although the person driving is at fault, irresponsible restaurant and bar owners should be held accountable for overserving patrons.
Dram Shop laws bar locations that serve alcohol from overserving a visibly intoxicated patron. While South Carolina does not have an official Dram Shop Act, there have been several court decisions in our state that have ruled in favor of the plaintiff and have held these bars, restaurants and other locations liable for civil damages in wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits. Choosing an experienced litigator is paramount to proving that a location should have known better than to continue serving alcohol to a visibly intoxicated patron. Additionally, if the bar or restaurant knew or should have known that they served alcohol to a person under the age of 21 and that person caused an injury or death, the establishment can be sued.
Drunk driving and its shattering consequences are important issues in the state of South Carolina. It is vital to know that not only can the irresponsible driver be punished, but negligent restaurant and bar owners can also be held accountable if an innocent person is severely injured or killed in a drunk driving accident. These types of lawsuits are specialized – both practically and legally.
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If you or someone in your family has been severely injured or killed in a drunk driving accident in South Carolina, you can hold negligent restaurants and bars accountable. Call the John Mobley Law Firm now. Don’t wait. We care about you and will fight to get the compensation you deserve. Call 833-JOHNCAN (564-6226) now.