Alcohol impairs judgment and lowers inhibitions. People who have had too much to drink are more likely to engage in risky behaviors, including drunk driving, or become more aggressive and get into physical altercations. Even well-intentioned patrons can be more likely to unintentionally cause accidents when they are drunk.
Under most state laws, establishments which overserve alcohol are legally responsible for the resulting damage caused by a drunk patron.
These dram shop laws are intended to motivate bars and restaurants to refrain from overserving their patrons. Holding the establishment responsible for the damage can help to reduce the number of people who are injured because a drunk individual used poor judgment after being served too many drinks.
It also helps victims of drunk driving accidents, assaults and robberies obtain compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering and other costs associated with the crime or accident involving alcohol.
Experienced Dram Shop Lawyers
Andreozzi & Associates, P.C., is a nationally recognized crime victims' law firm focused on holding individuals and institutions responsible for allowing criminal activities to occur. Turning a blind eye to drunk and rowdy patrons is a recipe for bad events to occur.
As experienced attorneys, we understand how to investigate dram shop liability claims. While the law is clear, proving that the establishment had knowledge that the individual who injured you was visibly intoxicated requires experience and diligence.
We Offer Free Initial Consultations
In order to better understand your situation and legal options, we provide free initial consultations at no obligation to you. We serve clients in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania, and we have an office in Phoenix, Arizona. Call us toll free at 800-724-5785, or contact us online for a free consultation.