Litigation Support & Consulting
Expert support for plaintiff or defense attorneys.
Every year, thousands of cases involving Dram Shop laws are litigated. They often entail violence, injury or property damage, and cases hinge on the liability of restaurants, bars, retail liquor establishments and individuals.
Courts have determined that if the owner of a bar serves an alcoholic beverage to a driver who then has an accident, the owner may be liable for damages if the alcohol consumed at the bar has sufficiently impaired the senses of the operator to be a cause of the accident. On the other hand, it is perfectly legal to serve or sell alcohol to someone who is of the legal age (21) and who is not intoxicated.
Dram Shop Forensics works with both plaintiff and defense attorneys, providing litigation support and consulting services in criminal and civil cases involving alcohol and liquor liability issues.
Litigation support can involve being a part of the discovery process, providing investigation of facts, pertinent questions that should be asked of parties involved, as well as reports to aid in the prosecution, liability and defense of alcohol liability cases.
Support for cases involving:
- Sale and service of alcohol
- Use of alcohol
- Sales to minors
- Service to intoxicated patrons
- Alcohol service, policies & training
- Alcohol poisoning
- Alcohol-related death & injuries
- Alcohol-related violence
- Premise security training & procedures