Dram Shop Liability
If in an alcohol-related accident, you or a loved one have been injured, you may be able to hold a third party responsible for any damages or injuries incurred. When an intoxicated minor gets into a car accident and injures another person or itself, people always ask, “Ok, how did they get the alcohol?
Our expert attorneys at the Law Office of John Vernon Moore P.A. have a comprehensive understanding of Florida’s dram shop legislation and its complexities. We have thoroughly investigated these cases and successfully sued bars and bartenders, restaurants, sports arenas, party hosts and other locations where liquor was sold or irresponsibly given.
In the state of Florida, there are dram shop liability laws that may hold establishments that serve alcohol accountable when their customers cause accidents. In these cases, the intoxicated individual as well as his or her victims may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries.
Defining “Dram Shop Law”:
According to Florida Statute 768.125:
“A person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person of lawful drinking age shall not thereby become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such person, except that a person who willfully and unlawfully sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person who is not of lawful drinking age or who knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages may become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such minor or person.”
In many cases laws are violated when alcohol serving or selling entities fail to ask for identification or who knowingly accept fake IDs from minors
To prosecute this type of case, the plaintiff must be able to prove that the establishment illegally sold the alcohol. This usually involves interviewing witnesses as well as checking credit card statements and video camera recordings to establish that the bar failed to ask for ID or accepted false identification.
Damages Typically Awarded in a Dram Shop Case
To get the claim you deserve you need the assistance of our expert attorneys immediately. The Damages that we may help recover in this type of cases include:
- Medical bills for all injuries, including hospitalization, medication, and rehabilitation
- Loss of income lost due to injury
- Fixing costs for damaged or destroyed property
- Pain and discomfort
If you or someone you know has suffered a loss or injury due to a drunk driving accident in Florida, contact an expert accident attorney at the Law Office of John Vernon Moore P.A. You have the right to understand all the details of Florida’s dram shop laws and how you can receive the compensation.
Get 30 Mins Free Telephonic Consultation
Fill out the 24-hour response form below