Dram Shop Liability

Dram Shop Liability Attorneys

Georgia Trial Attorneys

Dram Shop Liability

A drunk driver can be held legally liable for the injury or death of another person. Believe it or not,  in most states, dram shop laws allow victims and their families to hold bars and alcohol retailers accountable for the actions of the patrons they serve. Dram shop laws typically apply to:
  • Bars, restaurants, night clubs, convenience stores, liquor stores, grocery stores as well as concert and sports venues.
  • Waiters, party hosts, and other alcohol servers.
It is the responsibility of owners to train their staff to look for signs of intoxication and check identification of their customers before selling alcohol. Dram shop laws are in place to protect the public from drunk drivers. While the driver is still responsible for their actions, dram shops share responsibility when they over serve or sell alcohol to intoxicated persons or minors.

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What Must Be Proven in a Georgia Dram Shop Case

A plaintiff suing another person or entity under Georgia dram shop laws must prove:

  • Alcohol was served to the patron by the bar, restaurant, alcohol retailer, or even a host at a private party.
  • There is evidence that the server of alcohol noticed or should have noticed that the patron was intoxicated when serving him with alcohol.
  • There was also knowledge that the patron would soon be driving a motor vehicle when being served alcohol.
  • The patron caused injuries or other damages to a third party.



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Legal Actions Against Dram Shops

Unfortunately, many times an intoxicated driver that causes an injury accident is ill-prepared to pay the expenses of the victim. Many may not have insurance or the financial means to pay for medical bills, lost wages, ongoing care and other damages caused by their reckless behavior. Another legal option for victims injured by a drunk driver is to pursue legal action against a dram shop if they are liable. It must be proven that the dram shop provided alcohol to the driver when they were visibly intoxicated or to a minor, which can require the legal assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Can a Dram Shop Attorney Help Me?

The personal injury Trial Attorneys at McDonald & Cody are an experienced and aggressive legal team you want on your side in a dram shop liability suit, because they provide several benefits, including:

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Regardless of the type of injury you have, we may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve!


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