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Dram Shop Laws: Taking On Negligent Businesses

New Jersey is one of the few states that have liquor liability laws pertaining to businesses. Also known as social host liability or dram shop laws, these statutes are geared toward punishing restaurants, bars, taverns and microbreweries whose negligence contributed to a drunk driving accident.

The attorneys at Devlin, Cittadino & Shaw, P.C., in Trenton have the knowledge and experience in understanding dram shop laws. We help accident victims recover damages from these businesses. Established in 1964, our law firm knows the people who live in our region, and has the legal skills to protect them to the best of our abilities.

Compensation For Your DUI Accident Injuries

Under state dram shop laws, a person injured in a DUI accident can pursue action against a business establishment that served alcohol to the driver who caused the accident. It’s a situation that could have been avoided. We can pursue legal action if:

  • The person who caused the accident was visibly and obviously drunk when served drinks at the establishment.
  • The establishment served a person who was under the legal drinking age of 21, and knew so or should have known.

Scenarios such as these may make you shake your head in disbelief. Why did these servers provide them with alcohol? Why were they so careless? Our attorneys know how to fight for you, and pursue legal action to get the fair compensation you deserve for lost wages, medical costs, and pain and suffering.

We Help Accident Victims; Call Us Now

A drunk driver may have knowingly been served alcohol by a negligent business. This is when social host liability or dram shop laws come into play. With these laws in place, we can pursue legal action seeking compensation from such businesses. The personal injury attorneys at Devlin, Cittadino & Shaw, P.C., in Trenton, New Jersey, have decades of experience helping victims in DUI-related accidents. We are skilled, understanding and aggressive. For a free initial consultation, contact us online or call our attorneys at 609-557-7876.

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