Understanding Dram Shop Liability

When an intoxicated individual causes an accident that involves injuries and/or property damage, he or she is often held responsible for the financial burdens that are placed upon innocent individuals. If another individual or establishment provided the intoxicated individual with excessive alcohol, that party may also be held liable for the resulting damages. This is called dram shop liability, and victims who have suffered at the hands of over-served, reckless individuals deserve to know that they have a right to pursue compensation for the damages they have suffered.

At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, our Massachusetts dram shop attorneys know that suffering as a result of someone else’s actions can feel even worse when the accident was entirely preventable. We can help you fight to win compensation that will help cover the costs associated with the accident such as medical expenses, lost wages, etc.

Dram Shop Liability Laws

In Massachusetts, dram shop liability laws are designed to ensure that any business operating under a liquor license does not serve alcohol to minors or over-serve alcohol to intoxicated adults; these laws specifically outline how liability will be determined in the event that an intoxicated individual causes damage as a result of consuming too much alcohol. Businesses that are governed by these statutes include the following:

  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Nightclubs
  • Country Clubs
  • Taverns
  • Liquor Stores

Don’t let negligent parties get away with harming innocent bystanders, regardless of whether it was intentional or not. Call an attorney today to learn how you can hold alcohol providers legally responsible for their actions.

Contact a Massachusetts Dram Shop Liability Claims Attorney

If you’re dealing with the aftermath of an accident caused by an intoxicated individual, the dram shop attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, may be able to help. Get in touch with an attorney by calling (617) 426-4488 today.