Dram Shop Law: What Happens When The Bar Over-Serves And Someone Gets Hurt?
At Couch & Firth, LLC, we are deeply familiar with Alabama's dram shop laws. If you or someone you care about was injured by an intoxicated person, we can help you. If a business over-served the intoxicated person alcohol, it could be held responsible. Contact us to discuss your case, and we'll investigate the incident, speak to witnesses and identify potential liable parties.
There are deadlines for filing personal injury claims in Alabama, including dram shop cases, so it's important to speak to our lawyers as soon as possible.
We have significant experience in cases involving minors who have sustained or caused injury after being served alcohol illegally.
Injured By A Drunk Driver?
Unfortunately, drunk driving is common. Even though an intoxicated person should know to not get behind the wheel, if a bar or restaurant over-serves someone, the establishment can also be held responsible. If the bar did not check an underage person's ID or knowingly served a minor, the case for wrongdoing is even stronger.
DRUNK DRIVING STATISTICS
The national statistics regarding drunk driving are staggering and sobering themselves. Here are just a few:
- Drunk drivers kill and injure almost three quarters of a million people each year.
- Seventy Americans are killed daily due to drunk driving crashes.
- More people have died in drunk driving accidents than have died in all of the American wars combined.
Injuries from drunk driving accidents can range in severity. From broken bones to traumatic brain injury (TBI) or wrongful death, our attorneys are prepared to seek the maximum amount of compensation available.
Liquor Liability Consulting For Bars And Restaurants
Couch & Firth, LLC, is committed to helping reduce drunk driving and injuries caused by over-serving alcohol. We offer consulting and legal advisory services to existing bars, restaurants and start-ups considering alcohol service, advising on the risks and possible legal liabilities ahead. Our consulting services not only help prevent accidents and injuries — they also help businesses avoid lawsuits and skyrocketing insurance rates related to alcohol violations.
To speak with our knowledgeable attorneys about dram shop law in Alabama, contact Couch & Firth, LLC at 205-504-8899. We offer free initial consultations, and there are no charges for injury cases unless we win.