Dram Shop Liability in South Carolina

Dram Shop Liability in South Carolina

South Carolina law places liability on bars and restaurants that serve underage patrons and overserve patrons who are subsequently involved in collisions. If you find yourself involved in a collision with a drunk driver, you should consult with an attorney immediately. It is critical for lawyers to ask the right questions and request specific evidence when handling these types of cases.

According to S.C. Code Ann. § 61-4-580, businesses are prohibited from knowingly serving alcohol to an intoxicated person. To build your case, you must demonstrate that the business served alcohol to a patron they knew or should have known was intoxicated. Successfully proving such a case often requires the expertise of an experienced attorney who can interview witnesses, scrutinize surveillance footage, and analyze receipts. A thorough investigation into all parties involved is conducted to hold the establishment accountable for its negligence.

It is worth noting that South Carolina mandates certain businesses to carry liability insurance to cover damages resulting from the establishment’s negligence. S.C. Code Ann. § 61-2-145(A) specifies the insurance requirements.

Do you need a dram shop attorney?

Feel free to call us for a free case review. Winning dram shop cases can be challenging. Let us handle the investigation while you focus on recovery.

At the Hair Law Firm, we are dedicated to representing and fighting for you. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to an establishment overserving alcohol to a patron, contact the Hair Law Firm today at (803) 881-3711.

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