Dram Shop Liability
What Is Dram Shop Liability?
drunk driving accident, it is easy for many people to pin the blame on the driver. Truthfully,
most of the liability rests with them as they were the person who made
the decision to get behind the wheel when intoxicated. What most people
do not realize, however, is that they are not the only people who can
be held responsible for the accident.
What about the person who sold the driver alcohol? In the state of Arizona,
a licensee can be held liable for an accident if they unlawfully served
alcohol. According to §4-311 of the 2010 Arizona Code, they can be
held liable for both property damage and injuries sustained in the accident
if they served liqueur:
- To a patron who was already obviously impaired; or
- Sold to a consumer without asking for an ID to confirm legal age
If it can be proven that they committed either of the above acts when selling
the liqueur, that the purchased became intoxicated off the alcohol purchased
and that the intoxication was the direct cause of injury or death in the
accident, the licensee can be the one held liable.
Representation for Car Accident Victims
When you are dealing with the aftermath of a car accident, you need to
be confident that you have a lawyer on your side who will be willing to
be comprehensive in their treatment of the case. This is simply not the
time to think just inside of the box. When you are seeking just compensation,
you need to ensure that you are looking at the case from every angle when
At Knowles Law Firm, PLC, they understand the different laws and bring
an extensive knowledge of this area of the law. You can be confident knowing
that they will be able to help you in your pursuit of your just outcome.
They know how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of an accident
and will do everything possible to help you defend and protect your legal rights.
They know that cases of this type are often multi-faceted and have many
different sources of
negligence and liability. When you are seeking compensation to help cover your associated
costs, you need to be sure that you are considering each and every angle.
This includes looking at the driver, as well as the place and person who
supplied the alcohol. When you work with the Knowles Law Firm, PLC you
can be confident knowing that they will do everything that they can to
fully and comprehensively review your claim.