Alcohol Server Liability
Every 30 minutes someone dies in an alcohol-related traffic accident in the United States. When a driver makes the decision to drive while under the influence, they not only place themselves in harm’s way, they risk the lives of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Not only is the intoxicated driver liable for the injuries and damages they cause, but the establishment that sold or provided the intoxicated driver with the alcohol may also be liable.
Our Alabama personal injury attorneys have years of experience representing clients who have been injured due to someone else’s irresponsibility. If you or a loved one has questions about an alcohol-related accident, call Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. today at 205-933-1500.
Alabama Dram Shop Laws
Alabama and many other states have business laws that regulate the distribution and sale of alcohol. These laws, known as Dram Shop Laws, hold alcohol servers / bars responsible for harm that intoxicated or underage patrons cause to other people or, in some cases themselves, after they drink and drive and cause accidents.
Dram Shop laws hold these establishments responsible for the dangerous actions of an intoxicated person when they have illegally sold alcohol to that person. In addition to bars and liquor stores, these establishments can include restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, social clubs, and even private events where alcohol is sold. For example, if you were injured by a drunk driver to whom a restaurant sold alcohol when they were visibly intoxicated, your dram shop claim would be against that restaurant.
How an Alabama Dram Shop Attorney Can Help
When a bar, restaurant or liquor store seeks to earn large profits without regard to the personal safety of the drinker and others, our Alabama dram shop attorneys are ready to demand they take responsibility for their actions.
For your free consultation with a dram shop attorney in Alabama fill out our contact form or call us at 205-933-1500. We represent clients all throughout the state of Alabama with lawyers located at any of our four, office locations. To find out more about how we can best represent you, learn how our alcohol injury lawyers in Birmingham can help you. With additional offices in Mobile, Huntsville, and Montgomery, our Alabama dram shop lawyers will quickly travel to investigate the details of your case and may be able to help you obtain compensation for your damages.
For your free alcohol-related accident consultation with an Alabama dram shop attorney fill out our contact form or call us at 205-933-1500.