Dram shop liability, or liquor liability, involves bodily injury or personal damage in which a person or business can be held responsible for causing, or contributing to, the intoxication of the driver, furnishing alcoholic beverages to a person under legal drinking age, or serving alcohol to someone who is visibly intoxicated.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, the bar or restaurant that sold that driver alcohol may be liable under Pennsylvania dram shop laws for over-serving a visibly intoxicated person. When a Pennsylvania retail establishment is granted a liquor license to serve alcohol, they agree to do so in a responsible manner. Dram shop laws exist to ensure that commercial establishments that sell alcohol are held accountable for any harm caused by intoxicated patrons that they serve.
The most common violation of dram shop laws is continuing to serve a visibly intoxicated person; however, other dram shop violations include selling liquor without a license, selling liquor after hours, or selling liquor to a minor. An experienced Dram Shop Liability attorney can help you determine whether or not a bar or restaurant should be held liable for the injuries you sustained during a drunk driving accident. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Personal Injury lawyer Jonathan S. Comitz has extensive experience handling complex drunk driving and dram shop violation cases, and will fight tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that you receive proper compensation and the responsible parties are brought to justice.
At Comitz Law Firm, LLC, we understand that dealing with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident of any kind can be traumatic, and that selecting the right attorney to represent your case can be difficult. The pain and suffering caused by injuries sustained during a drunk driving accident are often compounded by the stress of high medical bills, loss of transportation, and/or inability to work. The legal complexities of a DUI-related accident make it critical to select an experienced personal injury lawyer who can provide you with the legal information you need and help you determine whether a lawsuit should be brought against a retail establishment due to dram shop violations.
Personal Injury lawyer Jonathan S. Comitz has successfully represented many victims of drunk driving accidents and dram shop violations. He will give you advice regarding liability and damages, and will help ensure that you are properly compensated for medical bills and pain and suffering resulting from your injuries.
Attorney Comitz is dedicated and compassionate, with the knowledge and skills to ensure that the parties at fault do not do anything to hide or mitigate their responsibility. We will make the responsible party pay for their reckless conduct.
Comitz Law Firm, LLC, serves clients throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, so whether your DUI-related accident took place in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Luzerne County, Lackawanna County or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, contact our office for a free consultation today.
At Comitz Law Firm, LLC, our dram shop liability attorney is committed to protecting the legal rights of individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of drunk drivers and dram shop violations. Regardless of whether your accident was a serious one—resulting in catastrophic injury or wrongful death—or a more minor accident, Attorney Comitz is here to provide you with the legal advice you need. Contact our Personal Injury lawyer today for a free consultation, and let us put our legal expertise to work toward maximizing your recovery.