Everybody knows you shouldn’t drink and drive, … but did you know that you don’t have to be in the driver’s seat to be held responsible for injuries caused by driving drunk?
In 43 states and the District of Columbia, there are alcohol liability laws that hold licensed providers of alcohol responsible for harm or injuries caused by selling booze to someone who’s already obviously intoxicated. Bartenders, servers, managers and owners are responsible for recognizing the visible signs of intoxication and determining the right time to cut someone off, and in certain cases they can be held liable for the consequences of over-serving!
For the record:
- 20% of binge drinkers (who consume four to five drinks or more) drive drunk after leaving restaurants or bars!
So, this Saturday, the crew at REW urge you to serve alcohol responsibly and cautiously!
If you have any questions about Dram Shop Liability laws or the Alcohol Liability Expert Witness Services Howard Cannon provides, check out our Expert Witness Services page or call us at 800.300.5764