Written by attorney James Edward Monroe

Dram Shop & Social Host Liability in New York State and Orange County

There's been an alarming frequency and tragic consequences of drunk driving car accidents, and you probably already know that accident victims can bring lawsuits against drunk drivers to make them pay for the harm they have caused. Read on to learn when dram shop liability and social host apply.

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Proving a case of dram shop liability or social host liability can be challenging and complex. For instance, the injured plaintiff must prove that the driver was visibly intoxicated or known to be a habitual drunkard, or that a person appeared to be under 21, in order to impose dram shop liability on a restaurant or bar. It's important to look at every aspect of the incident and to build a strong case to determine where the liability falls. It's also crucial to find a dedicated and well versed attorney to represent you during a case involving the social host law and dram shop liability.

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