If you or a loved one is involved in an accident with a driver who is under the influence of alcohol, you may be wondering if suing a bar for overserving is possible. The answer is yes, it is possible to sue the bar/restaurant for serving a customer who caused an accident.
However, proving your case can be complicated, which means you will need the help of a skilled wrongful death attorney. Steven M. Krause has the experience and expertise you need to help you recover from tragedy. He has represented victims of fatal/ catastrophic accidents in South Carolina for more than forty years.
South Carolina has laws in place that prohibit an establishment from selling alcohol to customers who are already intoxicated.
These laws are known as “dram shop liability” and are designed to allow victims to sue not only the negligent driver but also the bar or restaurant that broke these laws. The purpose of these laws is to promote public safety.
However, in order to hold the bar responsible the victim must prove the following:
If the intoxicated driver is underage, you may also be suing a bar for serving a minor, which can involve fines and jail time in addition to the civil liability of in your case.
There are three potential benefits that come with proving dram shop liability in a South Carolina accident case:
If you or a loved one was involved in an accident with an intoxicated driver that caused injury or death, let The Law Office of Steven M. Krause, PA handle your case. Mr. Krause has represented plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases for more than four decades. He has the experience and expertise to prove violations of South Carolina dram shop laws. He can help you whether you are suing a bar for serving a minor, or for overserving a patron.
Schedule your consultation by calling the office at (864) 225-4000 or visiting our website.
Steven Krause is a personal injury, auto accident, and workers’ compensation lawyer who practices in Anderson, SC. He graduated form the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and has been practicing law for 40 years now. Steven Krause believes in fighting for the injured. Learn more about his experience here.