DRAM Shop Liability in South Carolina
Greenville, SC Personal Injury Lawyer Holding Social Hosts Responsible
Sadly, while tragic car
accidents and deaths caused by drunk drivers are easily preventable, they continue to occur and often cause deep pain
and devastation to the families involved. In the state of South Carolina,
it is illegal to knowingly serve alcohol to a man or woman who is already
intoxicated or to a minor.
DRAM shop acts are statutes in place to hold the intoxicated person as
well as the business person or establishment who provided the alcohol
legally responsible for the damage, injuries, and death that occurred.
For help in filing a DRAM shop liability claim,
contact our Greenville personal injury attorney at (864) 642-0367 today!
Recovering Compensation from Dram Shop Cases
When you’ve been injured due to illegal intoxication, the bar, pub,
or tavern should be held accountable. Filing a claim may also act as a
warning and prevent future incidents from happening.
Our personal injury lawyer fights for compensation after a DRAM shop case
to cover the victim's:
- Hospital, ambulance, and other medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Funeral costs
- Other associated costs or damages
Proving Dram Shop Liability
Prosecuting alcohol vendors or social hosts under dram shop laws can be
complicated and challenging. It is common for establishments to claim
that an individual was not visibly intoxicated. In order to effectively
prove that the establishment is liable, you should work with a skilled
personal injury attorney who can help you investigate and prepare a strong claim.
Evidence that can be used to prove liability in dram shop cases:
- Eyewitness testimony - did other guests see the person visibly intoxicated
and being served drinks?
- Records of purchase - is there a record of how many drinks the individual
- Surveillance - footage can help prove excessive alcohol being served to
Trust in a Firm with Proven Experience & Results
It is important to retain a knowledgeable and skilled
Greenville, SC car accident lawyer at the Jordan Law Center as soon as possible after your accident in order
to help ensure that your case is handled in as timely a manner as possible.
This will help hold all liable parties accountable.
Due to South Carolina's statute of limitations, a DRAM shop liability
claim must be filed within three years of the injury in order to be heard
by the court.
Call our Greenville firm today to schedule a
free initial case consultation.