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Dram Shop DUIs On King Street

Dram Shop DUIs on King Street

Recently, there has been an uptick in the number of dram shop DUIs on King Street. Police are urging store owners to be vigilant and avoid serving alcohol to those who appear to be intoxicated. Police are encouraging anyone with information about these instances to come forward.

The law in South Carolina provides for two different types of liability when an accident occurs due to drinking alcohol. If you’re providing accommodation and someone older than 21 drinks too much, it can be considered   negligence on your part. This means there will likely not only come out at least some damages against whatever property was damaged but also possibly argue that person should have known exactly what he/she promised by virtue.

Dram Shop Act

The Dram Shop Act is a legal theory that allows injured parties to pursue civil damages in the event they were served alcohol illegally. This law applies only when you “knowingly serve” someone who has been intoxicated by consuming alcoholic beverages on your premises or at another location under his/her control (i e as an employer).

The Dram Shop Act is a law that makes it illegal to serve alcohol if you know your customer has been drinking. If this happens, then the injured party can pursue legal action under criminal statutes regarding controlled substances like beer and wine in South Carolina. A “Dram Shops”  is an establishment where people go after being served too many drinks by mistake or on purpose because they think there’s no other place open at night time.

If you have been injured in a dram shop accident, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. The attorneys at Christmas Injury Lawyers are experienced in handling these types of cases and can guide you through the process of seeking compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case further.

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