Liquor Liability

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Liquor Liability – Tennessee Plaintiff’s Attorneys

Tragically, there are thousands of people each year who are seriously injured or killed in drinking and driving incidents. In addition to injuries caused by drunk drivers, innocent people are often injured by physical attacks perpetrated by intoxicated assailants.

States across the country have enacted dram shop laws, sometimes called liquor liability laws, for the purpose of protecting people from negligent alcohol sales. Those laws place several restrictions on bar owners and alcohol servers.

Liquor liability laws place restrictions on the sale of alcohol to people who are obviously intoxicated. When these and other liquor law provisions are violated, servers of alcohol and business establishments that sell alcohol may be subject to a civil lawsuit for damages that occur as a result of their negligence.

While bars and restaurants are probably the most frequent establishments subject to an alcohol related lawsuit, any business that sells alcohol may be subject to liability if their negligence is the cause of another person’s injury or death.

Our firm has successfully litigated and settled numerous cases where bars, restaurants or stores have served or sold alcohol to patrons who later killed or seriously injured someone. In addition we have successfully handled cases where a bar or restaurant has sold alcoholic beverages to a minor who seriously injured or killed himself or an innocent person.

If you or a family member have been injured or killed because a restaurant, bar or other establishment has been negligent in the sale of alcohol, please contact us to determine whether there is a possibility of recovering damages from that seller. The partners at our firm are each experienced trial lawyers who have obtained multi-million dollar jury awards and settlements on behalf of clients.

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