Dram Shop Liability Claims Lawyer
Did you know that a business that sells liquor to an intoxicated driver may be partially liable if the person causes an injury accident? In Georgia, these injuries are covered under dram shop liability laws that help victims of injury accidents involving drunk drivers. If you were injured in an auto accident involving an intoxicated driver that was sold or served alcohol at a dram shop or other event, both the driver and the alcohol provider may be liable for your injuries. A dram shop liability claims lawyer is available to discuss your case at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC in Duluth, GA.
Dram shop laws are complicated, and there are many stipulations on whether or not a liquor store, bar or host of an event can be held liable for a drunk driving injury accident. First and foremost, the driver who was intoxicated and involved in the accident is the primary at-fault party. However, if the driver was sold or served alcohol when they were obviously intoxicated, and it was a reasonable assumption they may drive, the person or business that provided that alcohol could be partially liable.
Why Pursue a Dram Shop Injury Lawsuit?
There are many instances where a person is seriously injured due to a drunk driver, but there are limited funds to pay for their injuries from the at-fault party. The driver may not have insurance or any assets, or they may be in jail for their crime. Insurance limits may be too low to cover the medical and other expenses that are caused by the injury accident. A dram shop liability injury lawsuit is a legal option to hold a business or person accountable for their contribution to the accident, helping to cover the costs of injury to the victim.
If you have been injured by an intoxicated driver in a vehicle accident in Georgia, contact our legal team at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC. We offer free consultations to our prospective clients to discuss their injury claims. Our personal injury lawyer will look at all angles of your case and offer legal advice on your options, including pursuing a dram shop liability claim or lawsuit.