What is a Dram Shop Lawsuit?

A Dram Shop Lawsuit is a legal action that is taken against the establishment that served liquor to an individual who, after consuming alcohol, went on to cause damage or injury. These lawsuits are brought by victims and their families in order to seek justice. There are several different types of dram shop lawsuits, including negligence claims for failure to follow state alcohol regulations, claims of negligent infliction of emotional distress, and wrongful death suits when the intoxicated individual has caused the death of another person.

Understanding the concept and definition of negligence is critical when filing a Dram Shop Lawsuit. Negligence is defined as an act where the party responsible has failed to exercise the degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would have taken in similar circumstances. In a Dram Shop Lawsuit, it is necessary to prove that the bar, restaurant, or store where alcohol was served did not take reasonable precautions to prevent illegal service of alcohol. This includes proper training and monitoring of staff, requiring proper identification for patrons, and adhering to laws regarding last call times and minimum drinking age requirements.

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