Champaign Dram Shop Liability Lawyer
Was The Drunk Driver Who Hit You Overserved?
A dram shop is any establishment that sells or serves alcohol such as a bar, restaurant, hotel, grocery store or gas station. When a dram shop knowingly sells or serves alcohol to a person who is already intoxicated, the server and owner may be liable for any injury or wrongful death that results.
Dram shop/liquor liability cases are complex. We must prove the intoxication/impairment of the individual as well as whether the server and owner should have been aware of it. Due to the complicated nature of these cases, it is best to get started as soon as possible. There is a one-year statute of limitations to file, so contact a lawyer immediately. To schedule a free initial consultation with a Champaign dram shop liability attorney, please call Frederick & Hagle at 1-800-642-1227 or 217-367-6092.
A Thorough Investigation Is Key
If you or a family member has been injured by a drunk driver, recovering additional compensation from a dram shop/alcohol seller may be possible. Talk to us about this option. You are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and related expenses.
In the Champaign-Urbana university area, selling alcohol to minors and overserving patrons at campus bars is a frequent problem. This can be especially dangerous because people under age 21 get drunk faster, have trouble knowing when to stop drinking and engage in binge drinking more often than adults, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Any drunk driver can cause a deadly accident, however. If the driver was overserved, the alcohol seller/server may be liable for the resulting injuries or deaths. We must carefully investigate these cases. It is critical to determine where the driver purchased the alcohol at the time he or she was intoxicated. The sooner we can begin the investigation, the better chance we have of recovering evidence and interviewing witnesses before memories fade.
Contact An Urbana Alcohol Sellers’ Liability Attorney
Please call 1-800-642-1227 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.