Dram Shop / Victim of Drunk Driving

Alcohol-related accidents often cause life altering injuries or death.  As many as 4 out of 10 traffic deaths in South Carolina are attributable to drunk driving, well above the national average.  Often the drunk driver does not have sufficient insurance or assets to make the injured party whole.  However, it is possible that there may be other persons or businesses that are legally responsible for this wrongful act, such as the restaurant, bar, store, or establishment that sold or served alcohol to that driver.  Dram shop and liquor liability is a unique area of law, both from a legal and a practical perspective. These are fact intensive cases and require attorneys who are experienced in navigating the hospitality industry and able to supervise the timely collection and analysis of police reports, receipts, video, social media, and eye witness statements. It is important that a dram shop attorney be hired as soon as possible after a drunk driving accident, so that all potential sources of recovery explored.  If you or a loved one have been the victim of a drunk driver, contact us to discuss the legal options available to you.