Experienced Support In Dram Shop Cases
Being injured due to someone else’s negligence can be frustrating, especially when that person put you in danger because he or she was intoxicated. However, these individuals are often not the only responsible parties. Dram shop laws allow you to reach beyond the person who was intoxicated, to the businesses that provided the alcohol.
At the Law Offices of Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC, an Arlington Heights, Illinois, personal injury law firm, our attorneys have handled many dram shop cases over the years. We understand this nuanced area of law and can help you hold all responsible parties accountable for their actions when you have been hurt.
The dram shop law in Illinois is the Liquor Control Act, and it provides that commercial establishments are liable for any injuries or damage caused by intoxicated patrons if it can be proven that:
- The vendor sold alcohol to the individual who caused the injury
- The patron or a third party did, in fact, suffer an injury
- The vendor’s sale of alcohol caused the patron’s intoxication
- The intoxication was a contributing factor in the accident or injury
Dram shop laws are common across the country, but they vary greatly in scope. The Illinois dram shop law differs from the laws of many other states, because it does not require that the vendor have reason to know that the patron was already intoxicated. It also allows plaintiffs to recover from multiple establishments, providing a greater chance that they will receive full and fair compensation for their injuries.
If you have been injured by an individual who was intoxicated and believe that one or more businesses played contributing roles in your injury, we can help. Our seasoned lawyers will take the time to learn about your case so we can provide personalized advice on how best to move forward.
Contact A Schaumburg Liquor Liability Attorney
To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Arlington Heights dram shop attorney, contact the Law Offices of Rosenberg, Eisenberg & Associates, LLC, at 847-640-1676. Interpreting services are available.