We all know drunk driving remains a problem across the United States. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a person is killed in a drunk driving accident every 53 minutes. A person is injured because of drunk driving every two minutes. MADD also says drunk driving causes hundreds of deaths in South Carolina every year.
So what can you do if you are injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver? Or if a loved one was killed in one of these tragedies?
The experienced attorneys at Whetstone Perkins & Fulda can determine if dram shop liability applies in your case, and we can tell you for free.
Dram shop liability refers to the liability of bars, liquor stores and other establishments when an over-served customer causes a crash. In most scenarios, certain establishments may be held responsible if they sold alcohol to an underage person or a visibly intoxicated person who then got behind the wheel and crashed.
For example, someone who is slurring when they speak or stumbling around the bar is clearly intoxicated and should not be served more liquor.
The attorneys at our law firm have a lot of experience with dram shop cases. We can determine if it applies in your situation. If it does, we know how to track down the evidence needed to demonstrate the driver was over-served.
For your free case evaluation, please contact us. We serve people from throughout South Carolina, including Columbia and Myrtle Beach.