Alabama and other states have laws in place that regulate the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages. These laws are also known as Dram Shop Laws. Dram shop or dramshop is a legal term in the United States referring to a bar, tavern or the like where alcoholic beverages are sold. Traditionally, it referred to a shop where spirits were sold by the dram, a small unit of liquid.
Alabama law provides a cause of action for spouses, parents, and children who shall be injured in person, property, or means of support by any intoxicated person. This means that if a bar, restaurant or store illegally sales alcoholic beverages to someone that bar, restaurant or store can be held liable for any damages that result from that illegal sale. Alabama law prohibits a bar, restaurant or package store from selling or distributing alcoholic beverages to someone who under the totality of the circumstances appears to be intoxicated. A liquor liability suit can also be brought against any establish that sales or provides alcoholic beverages to someone under the legal drinking age.
According to NHTSA, everyday 36 people are killed in the U.S. and 700 more are injured in motor vehicle accidents that involve an intoxicated driver. In 2008 in Alabama, there were 312 fatal motor vehicle accidents involving drivers with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of .08 or higher. The Alabama dram shop attorneys at Martinson and Beason, P.C. have years of experience handling liquor liability suits. Over the years the Huntsville Alabama Dram Shop lawyers at Martinson and Beason, P.C. have developed a network of toxicologist and medical experts to help us prepare our cases.
Our Alabama alcohol server liability lawyers handle all dram shop cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge you a fee until and unless we make a recovery for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury as the result of an intoxicated person, contact our experienced and dedicated dram shop attorneys. The evaluation is free and confidential.
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