Dram Shop Laws and Your Personal Injury Lawyer

by admin on August 29, 2010

Did you know than in Florida the Dram Shop Laws are around to protect innocent parties from being harmed by drunk persons? Whether you live in Florida or are just visiting, it’s important that you know these laws are there to protect your rights and that you can sue when these rights aren’t properly protected.

Who is held responsible in Dram Shop Laws? The bartender! The person who is serving alcohol has to be trained to recognize when a customer has had one too many. Every bartender in the state should have been through this training and should also be able to calculate about how many drinks a person of a certain size can have before becoming legally drunk.

Unfortunately, not all bartenders do this job well. When this happens, people can end up getting hurt as those who have had too much to drink wander the streets or even drive cars. If you’ve been in a drunk driving accident in Florida or have simply been harmed by someone who was drunk, you should consult a Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer to see what your rights might be.

Chances are likely that you can sue the bar where the person got drunk for liabilities. The money that you get there can cover medical expenses, repair costs, time off work, and the pain and suffering caused to you by the personal injury. No matter whether your accident with a drunk person involved a vehicle or not, if it resulted in your injury, you may be eligible for compensation from the bartender who needs to be held responsible for his poor judgment.

A good Ft. Lauderdale personal injury lawyer will work with you on a one-on-one basis and will get your case wrapped up quickly and efficiently. With a good lawyer, you won’t have to worry about doing any of the tough work like tracking down the movements of a drunk person on the day of your accident. You’ll simply give the attorney the facts that you do know, and they’ll help you take care of getting the rest filed and ready for a trial. Even if you think you don’t stand a chance of getting compensation for your accident that involved drunkenness, you should definitely consult an attorney to check. At the very least, an attorney can give you an honest opinion on whether or not you have a case under the Dram Shop Laws.


About the Author:
David Benenfeld, Esquire has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1994. He specializes personal injury law in the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Florida area. Visit InjuryLawService.com for more information on a personal injury lawyer, auto accident attorney or Workers’ Compensation lawyer.
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