Dram Shop Lawyer In Philadelphia
Restaurants, bars, and social party hosts owe it to the public to not over-serve guests. Serving too much alcohol and allowing a guest to drive causes a dangerous situation. Drunk drivers cause deadly situations on the road, like a wrong way driver crash. The area of civil law that deals with these circumstances is called dram shop law.
How Dram Shop Law Works
When a drunk driver causes damage, injures a person, or kills someone the drunk driver is responsible. There is no question about that. But, dram shop law also assigns responsibility to the establishment that over-serves. This can include a party host that serves too much alcohol to the driver.
A restaurant or bar is not allowed to serve alcohol to a visibly drunk person. Additionally, they cannot serve an underage person alcohol. When they do, the restaurant or bar is also responsible for any injury or death the drunk driver causes.
Social Party Host Liability
At a party where the host makes alcohol available, the host also assumes liability. Serving guests too much alcohol at a party creates a danger to the public.
Dram Shop Laws In PA & NJ
The dram shop laws in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are slightly different. Having a local attorney with experience will help you understand your options. With any injury or death caused by a drunk driver, those affected should consult an attorney.
Dram Shop Attorneys At Kane & Silverman
Attorneys at Kane & Silverman have experience with dram shop law cases. Our legal team includes experts licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Call or text us at 215-232-1000 anytime with your questions. Or, fill out our online contact form and a member of our legal team will contact you to set up a free consultation.Dram Shop FAQs