Have You Been Injured by a Driver Who Should Not Have Been Served?
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If you have been injured in a car accident by a drunk driver, you may believe the drunk driver is the only one liable for the accident. Under Missouri law, when a driver becomes intoxicated, the restaurant or bar serving that driver might also be held accountable.
Dram Shop Laws
The term “Dram Shop” refers to any place that sells alcohol. The term typically includes bars and restaurants, though it may also include retail liquor stores and beverage distributors.
If a driver injures another person in a car accident after purchasing alcoholic beverages, the store, restaurant or bar, which sold alcohol to the driver may be held responsible.
While the intoxicated driver should be held accountable for actions leading to an accident or injury, other parties who contributed should share in the responsibility as well. Serving alcohol to a customer who is already visibly intoxicated, or willingly serving excessive amounts of alcohol to anyone, can easily put others at risk.
Evidence that could potentially help prove an establishment is liable may include:
- Purchase receipts that indicate alcoholic purchases were made before the incident
- Surveillance footage that records alcoholic purchases on an in-store security camera
- Eyewitness testimony that suggests an establishment has served a visibly intoxicated driver
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If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident that wasn’t your fault the Goss Law Firm is ready to help. Contact our office today at 816-888-5000 to schedule a free, no-risk legal consultation.
Timing is important, which is why you should call us after a drunk driving accident. We are here for you, and want to listen to your story and help you determine what the best course of action is during this difficult time. Give us a call today.
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Until it happens to you, you never understand the pressures and pains that come in the aftermath of a drunk driving accident. At the Goss Law Firm, we have seen those devastating effects firsthand. This knowledge fuels our compassion—and strengthens our resolve to guide victims and their families through difficult times.
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If you or someone you love have been injured in a drunk driving accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of others, let the Goss Law Firm explain your rights and legal options. Call us today at 816-888-5000 to schedule your free consultation.
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