Bar Liability / Dram Shop Claims Attorney in Birmingham
Alcohol-impaired drivers are responsible for over a third of Alabama’s fatal car accidents in 2017. When a drunk driver or assailant causes injury to another individual, the injured victim may have a Dram Shop claim against any person or business that sold or provided the alcohol to the liable party. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an intoxicated person’s actions, you may be able to seek compensation from the responsible parties. Call the Ifediba Law Group, P.C. today, our highly experienced bar liability/dram shop claims attorneys will provide a free evaluation of your claim and advise you of your legal rights and remedies.
- We have maintained a 98 percent success rate in obtaining compensation for our injured clients for more than 20 years.
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Bar Liability / Dram Shop Laws in Alabama
Any person injured “by any intoxicated person or in consequence of the intoxication of any person” has the right to file a lawsuit against any person or business that provided alcohol to the intoxicated person “contrary to the provisions of law,” as stated in Alabama Code Section 6-5-71.
The phrase, “contrary to the provisions of law,” is the pivotal portion of Alabama’s Dram Shop Law, as according to the Alabama Supreme Court, it is understood to encompass any situation in which alcohol is served contrary to the provisions of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) board. The ABC board prohibits the serving of alcohol to a person who “appears, considering the totality of the circumstances, to be intoxicated.”
Substantial dram shop claims do not include any instance of injury caused by a person who was served alcohol in a bar, but vendor liability may fall on a bar if, for example, a bartender continues to serve alcohol to a patron who is clearly drunk.
Why You Need a Bar Liability / Dram Shop Claims Attorney
A qualified bar liability/dram shop claims attorney can help you obtain compensation for your losses. By investigating the circumstances surrounding the driver’s impairment as well as the incident, your attorney will gather the evidence needed to build a strong case for you. The stress of filing legal paperwork, meeting deadlines, and negotiating a settlement will be taken off of your shoulders so that you may focus on recovering.
The damages an experienced bar liability/dram shop claims attorney will seek on your behalf include:
Actual damages: monetary losses that can be measured.
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Ongoing medical care
- Present and future lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
Exemplary (punitive) damages: non-economic losses meant to punish the defendant.
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
A personal injury attorney well-versed in bar liability/dram shop claims will be your best chance of obtaining a full and fair settlement, whether it’s directly through the insurance company or, if necessary, a jury trial.
Contact Ifediba Law Group, P.C. for Help
Our team of highly qualified bar liability/dram shop claims attorneys at Ifediba Law Group, P.C. care about our clients and passionately advocate on their behalf. We understand how devastating an injury by an intoxicated driver can be, let us help you hold all responsible parties accountable for your losses. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and to discuss your rights.