The owners of bars, nightclubs and restaurants face a particularly challenging predicament in that much of their business, if not all of it, results from alcohol sales and yet they can face legal liability for serving someone who is intoxicated and who causes injuries to others. Many of these situations involve drunk driving accidents.
The owners of these establishments can be held responsible for harm caused by an intoxicated patron. While most bars, nightclubs and restaurants do a tremendous job of training their staff to recognize signs of inebriation and what steps to take to prevent such situations from occurring, the reality is that such situations do still occur. When they do, the owners of these businesses and their insurance companies will need representation that is effective at defending against dram shop claims.
Building a strong defense against a dram shop claim requires a thorough investigation of the facts. Factors that can contribute to a strong defense include:
- Had the inebriated patron been drinking at another establishment prior to coming to your business?
- Was the inebriated patron exhibiting detectable signs of intoxication?
- Did the intoxicated person stop anywhere else for alcohol after leaving your business?
More Than 60 Years' Experience Fighting Liability And Medical Causation
At Connors & Connors, P.C., we have been focused exclusively on providing our clients with the strongest defense against liability for decades. We understand the risks that the owners of bars, nightclubs and restaurants and their insurers face as part of the regular conduct of their business. The cases we build work to attack the possibility of being found liable and to reduce potential damages by examining the plaintiff's medical history and relevant medical evidence.
With so much about these cases being out of their control, we work to help our clients take control of their cases and maintain control so that we can secure the best possible outcomes. Our record of results has earned us an AV* Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, the highest rating.
Dram Shop Liability Defense Lawyers Serving Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan And The Bronx
Connors & Connors, P.C., offers decades of experience you can rely on to help protect you from exposure to liability for dram shop matters. To schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled attorneys, call 718-619-4601 or contact us online.
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