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Support for Drunk Driving Victims

Drunk driving victims are protected by a range of laws, including laws against drunk driving and dram shop laws. The word "dram" referred to places in 18th Century England where alcohol was sold by the dram, which was a small unit of liquid. Now, a "Dram Shop" is a legal term referring to bars, liquor stores, and other places where alcoholic beverages are sold. Dram shop laws were put into place to protect the public from the irresponsible selling of alcohol to minors or obviously intoxicated patrons.

Under these laws, bar owners, servers, and retail stores can be held liable if they sell alcohol to a minor or someone who is already drunk, and that person in turn injures or kills a third party as a result of driving drunk or other incidents such as assaults. The wounded party must provide evidence that the serving or selling of the alcohol was the proximate cause of their injuries. If their case can be proven, they are entitled to compensation. Dram shop violations may include:

  • Selling Alcohol To a Minor
  • Selling Alcohol Without Checking ID
  • Selling Alcohol After Hours
  • Over Service Of Alcohol
  • Selling Alcohol Without a License

Trusted Support for Drunk Driving Victims

Every state's Dram shop laws have different statutory provisions. In Washington, we can provide the support and guidance needed by victims of drunk drivers. We have helped many clients injured due to the over-service of alcohol. If you've been injured by an intoxicated person, our personal injury attorneys can help you protect your legal rights and get the compensation you deserve.

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