Dram/Injuries by Intoxicated Persons

Dram Shop Liability Attorney

Dram laws, on the books in 38 states including Illinois and Iowa, impose penalties on bars, clubs, restaurants, or hotels that improperly supply liquor. In an alcohol-related accident, such as a DUI or DWI, not just the driver, but also those who provided the alcohol may be considered negligent and liable for damages caused. In such cases, dram shops are expected to exercise due care and not serve anyone who is obviously drunk.

Other Parties That May Be Liable

In some states, even someone outside of such a business may incur liability for supplying liquor to a driver who subsequently had a DUI or DWI accident, injuring or killing others. This legal theory is called “social host liability.” Where applicable, the host of a party may be held liable under dram shop laws if he or she continues to allow a guest to imbibe after the guest is obviously intoxicated or nearly intoxicated.

Contact an Experienced Moline Personal Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death as the result of someone being served too much alcohol, Call A Moline Personal Injury Lawyer From VanDerGinst Law at 1-800-797-5391. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your injury case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. So please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation. Our team of personal injury lawyers is licensed to practice in Illinois, Iowa, and the federal courts. We have handled and can handle serious cases all over the country.  No matter where you reside VanDerGinst Law can help you.


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