When do Dram Shop Laws Apply in a Drunk Driving Case?

Dram shop laws mean that a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol to an apparently drunk customer may be legally responsible when that customer leaves the establishment, gets in a car or on a motorcycle, goes out into traffic (even in the parking lot) and injures or kills someone: another driver, a pedestrian or a bicyclist.

Were you injured or was your family member killed in an accident involving a drunk driver? It is important to bring a personal injury attorney on board as soon as possible in order to discover and take into account all known facts such as where the drunk driver obtained alcohol in the hours before the accident.

Your injuries may be serious or severe: brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, broken bones or burns. It is critical that your attorney identify all potential sources of compensation - including sources such as the commercial establishment that served alcohol to the drunk driver.

Police records don't always indicate that the other driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Detailed investigations may uncover this information. ROBINSON & CLAPHAM has helped a number of clients obtain compensation after serious accidents through investigations that led the way to dram shop claims against bars and restaurants.

Contact Robinson & Clapham · Rhode Island Personal Injury Lawyers

Contact our Providence law office to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney regarding a potential liquor liability claim. We are available evenings and weekends by appointment. We represent injured people on a contingency basis.