Dram Shop Liability
Bad situations involving alcohol don’t just happen by themselves. It takes time to get intoxicated, and servers, bartenders and bar owners can tell when someone is drunk. That is why establishments should not knowingly allow those who are drunk to drive, serve them more alcohol and should quickly call authorities if they start a fight.
When a venue such as a bar, club or restaurant gives a patron too much to drink, and that person injures someone, a feature of New Jersey law called “dram shop liability” can apply.
Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, in East Orange, New Jersey, has experience holding accountable the businesses and people who contribute to drunk-driving accidents and their consequences.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk or drugged motorist, or if you think a wrongful death occurred, call our Newark dram shop liability attorneys today at 973-675-8277 for a no-cost consultation.
Essex County Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Although liquor stores, bars and other venues earn their money by selling alcohol, they rarely accept blame when an intoxicated customer causes an injury or death.
Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, has experience proving bar negligence when it contributes to drunk-driving accidents. We use witness testimony, receipts, accident reports and other available evidence to prove such businesses weren’t just innocent bystanders.
When possible, we demonstrate how an alcohol vendor shared fault with the intoxicated driver. Such proof not only convinces judges and juries but also aids in settlement negotiations that can help pay for medical bills, ongoing therapies, reconstructive surgeries and other expenses that can follow a serious accident.
Making Deeper Pockets Pay
Often, the drunk driver is unable to pay these sorts of bills. But the business that enables the drunk driver usually does. When our lawyers prove the business shared the blame for the accident – known in courtrooms as “comparative fault” – we can also increase the chances an accident victim or his or her family will recover money.
We Provide Drunk Driving Accident Victims With Free Consultations
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