Under the law, taverns, bars, restaurants, liquor stores or other commercial entities that sell alcohol have a duty to refuse service to minors or those visibly intoxicated.
If they don’t, such establishments could be liable under the law if overserved patrons, for instance, get behind the wheel of a car and subsequently injury or kill another in a drunk driving accident.
This is known as dramshop liability, referring to an age-old reference to shops that sold alcohol by the dram. If this applies to your auto accident, seek the help of a Charlotte auto accident lawyer to discuss your claim.
However, this area of law is complex. Establishing the link between the intoxicated individual and the liquor establishment requires the assistance of only an experienced personal injury attorney.
Further, many cases involve insurance companies that often use tactics to limit coverage provided to injured parties.
At VetLaw, our attorney has over 15 years of legal experience and has handled many dramshop cases and many other claims for individuals in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Fayetteville and Raleigh, South Carolina.
Our attorneys know how insurance companies operate.