Cumming Dram Shop Act Attorneys
Ensuring justice for those injured by drunk drivers
Automobile accidents where alcohol is a contributing factor are a significant issue for the state of Georgia. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there are roughly 5,000 accidents each year in Georgia in which alcohol played a part. In addition to the criminal penalties involved with driving under the influence, victims of accidents caused by drunk drivers may also be able to recover through civil suits against the drivers. In addition, under Georgia law, liability may be extended to include the party or parties responsible for serving the driver too many drinks through the Dram Shop Act. The experienced Dram Shop Act attorneys at Boling Rice, LLC can help you determine if you have a legitimate claim against a restaurant, bar, or other establishment for over-serving the drunk driver that ultimately caused your injuries.
What is the Dram Shop Act?
The Dram Shop Act was enacted in Georgia in 1988. It creates liability for an establishment that serves alcohol to someone they know or should have known was intoxicated and intended to drive a vehicle. This Act allows victims of drunk drivers or their families to bring a suit against both the drunk driver and the establishment who served them the drinks. The Dram Shop Act attorneys at Boling Rice, LLC are experienced in examining the relevant facts of your case to determine if you have a viable claim under the Dram Shop Act. Establishing liability under this Act can be complicated, which is why you need a detailed analysis of the possible evidence that can be provided by experienced Dram Shop Act attorneys. Some relevant facts include:
• Valeting a vehicle
• Consuming large amounts of alcohol
• Being in an area inaccessible by public transportation or on foot
• Any attempts to arrange alternate transportation for the driver
These are just a few examples and are not the only things that can show a bar or restaurant may be liable under the Dram Shop Act for over-serving someone who would go on to cause an accident. It is important to have an experienced attorney go over all of the facts to see if you have a claim.
Contact a Cumming Dram Shop Act attorney today for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, please fill out the case evaluation form to the left or call our office today at (770) 887-3162.