Birmingham Dram Shop Liability Lawyers
Drunk driving should never be tolerated under any circumstances. Because of the dangers of drunk driving, there are laws in place to hold establishments that serve alcohol accountable for the some actions of their intoxicated patrons. Dram shop laws, as they are called, offer the victims of motor vehicle accidents an opportunity to seek financial compensation from the serving establishment in addition to any which may be gained by pursuing the driver.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, you may be able to file suit against the business that furnished him or her with alcohol. Contact the Birmingham dram shop liability lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., at 205-414-8160 for a free case evaluation.
Alabama’s Dram Shop Law
In Alabama, drinking establishments have the choice whether to serve patrons who are intoxicated. However, if a patron is clearly intoxicated and the establishment continues to provide alcohol, it may then be liable for any consequent injuries later caused by the patron’s intoxication.
For example, if an establishment served a man who was clearly drunk and he later drove home, the drinking establishment can be held accountable for the injuries that occur when the drunken patron is involved in an automobile accident. This remains true even if the patron was a minor who falsified documents to gain entry into the drinking establishment.
If you have been hurt by a drunk driver, ensure that all the appropriate parties are held accountable for their role in causing the accident which led to your injury. Contact the Birmingham dram shop liability lawyers of Yearout & Traylor, P.C., by calling 205-414-8160 today.