Atlanta Dram Shop Liability Lawyers

Georgia Attorneys Holding Drinking Establishments Responsible for Alcohol Related Accidents

If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in a DUI accident, you may be entitled to compensation, not only from the negligent drunk driver, but also from the bar, liquor store, restaurant or other establishment that permitted the driver to buy alcohol. In addition, you may be entitled to recover uncapped punitive damages from a driver who causes a motor vehicle collision while drunk or under the influence of drugs.

At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our Georgia alcohol-related accident attorneys help clients pursue personal injury and wrongful death claims against bars, restaurants, nightclubs and liquor stores for drunk driving accidents and have obtained successful results on behalf of a number of injured clients and their families. For a free case evaluation, contact us by email or at 800-213-5343 today.

Pursuing Claims Against Bars and Liquor Stores

Bars, restaurants, liquor stores and other establishments that sell alcohol to patrons have a responsibility not to sell alcohol to noticeably intoxicated patrons who they know will soon be driving. If they do so, they may be held liable for causing the personal injuries sustained by innocent motorists struck by drunk drivers served at their establishments. Under Georgia dram shop liability laws, there are two specific groups of people to whom these establishments may not legally serve or sell alcohol:

  • Visibly intoxicated patrons: Once an establishment's employees know or ought to know that someone is intoxicated and will soon be driving, they should not serve that person any more alcohol.
  • Minors: No establishment should ever serve alcohol to someone who is under 21. Bars, restaurants, gas stations and liquor stores must card people who look young to avoid selling alcohol to minors.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, our car accident attorneys will carefully investigate the facts of your case to determine whether a bar or liquor store can be held responsible. We will then aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.

The Experience to Get the Results You Deserve

Experience matters. Results matter. Our attorneys have a record of results that includes multimillion-dollar settlements from bars and liquor stores in drunk driving accident cases. Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your case with an experienced trial lawyer during a free consultation at our Atlanta or Columbus office.