Danville Dram Shop Liability Lawyers
Virtually all drunk driving incidents are crises for the involved parties. They often cause serious injuries and they are responsible for more than 12,000 deaths a year. Understandably, much of the blame for these tragedies lies with the individual who chose to drink and drive. However, many states also have laws that find bars and restaurants that serve inebriated patrons to be partly responsible for their behavior.
If you were injured by a drunk driver, you may be able to take legal action against both that individual and the establishment that chose to serve him or her alcohol. Contact the Danville dram shop liability lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today to learn more.
Understanding Dram Shop Laws
The idea behind these laws, known as dram shop liability laws because alcohol used to be sold in a small unit known as a dram, is that alcohol-serving establishments should not serve visibly intoxicated patrons or individuals under the age of 21.
To bring a dram shop liability case, the state of Illinois requires that the following be true:
- An establishment sold alcohol to a visibly intoxicated patron or to a minor
- The patron then caused injury to another
- The sale of alcohol caused the intoxication of the patron
- Intoxication was at least a factor in the injury of the third party
This law is intended to help keep intoxicated persons from causing harm to others.
If you or a loved one was injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the establishment that served the person who injured you. Contact the Danville dram shop liability lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343 today to learn more about your legal rights and options at this time.