Dram Shop – Liquor / Alcohol Liability

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Dram Shop – Liquor / Alcohol Liability

Establishments that sell alcoholic beverages, such as bars, restaurants, and liquor stores, may be liable when they serve alcohol to an intoxicated person who later causes harm to others due to their intoxication. That harm can be the result of a car accident or other negligence

In South Carolina, we have dram shop laws that hold these establishments accountable for serving alcohol to individuals who are visibly intoxicated or known to be intoxicated and subsequently cause injuries or damages to others because of their intoxication. These laws are designed to protect the public and discourage establishments from over-serving patrons who are already intoxicated. To establish liability, the injured party must typically prove that the establishment sold alcohol to the intoxicated person, the person was visibly intoxicated or known to be intoxicated at the time of service, and the intoxication was a proximate cause of the injuries or damages suffered by the injured party.

The dram shop laws in South Carolina are complex, and the legal requirements and standards for establishing liability may vary depending on the specific circumstances of each case. If you believe you have been injured or suffered damages due to the actions of an intoxicated person who was served alcohol at an establishment in South Carolina, it’s recommended to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide you with legal advice and guidance on how to proceed with a dram shop case.

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Last Updated: 03-13-2024
Written By: Will Maxey