DUI accidents are something we hear about far too often, and if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a DUI accident, it’s important that responsible parties be held accountable. Though you can push for criminal charges to be filed against the driver, it’s poor comfort to the victims and their families, especially with some drivers not even seeing any jail time, but simply a temporary license suspension and a fine.
What about the families and survivors who are now facing huge medical expenses, lost pay, funeral costs or extensive rehabilitation? Because drunk drivers often are repeat offenders who may not have any assets to speak of, White, Davis & White have focused on other individuals who may be responsible for your losses, making it easier for your family to recover from this type of tragedy.
For this reason, our firm handles a range of catastrophic injury cases as well as wrongful death lawsuits. Our focus is on ensuring that we are doing every possible thing we can so that your family gets all the help they need during this difficult and tragic time. In South Carolina, when bars, clubs and restaurants fail to cut off a customer who then decides to drive drunk, dram shop lawyers are able to hold that business accountable legally and financially for the harm that has been caused by the drunk driver.
Every night, bars, restaurants, clubs and similar establishments continue to serve customers who have had too much to drink. When they fail to take away these individuals’ car keys or demand that they take a taxi or other ride home, and continue to provide them with more alcohol than they should consume, they put other people at risk and increase the chances that that customer will cause a serious accident. Fortunately, South Carolina law holds these establishments accountable for the accidents caused by their customers.
At White, Davis & White, we believe this irresponsible action must be stopped. Until these establishments are held responsible for these actions, they will continue to overserve alcohol and put dangerous drunk drivers back on the road. If your family has suffered the actions of these drivers, we can help you gain compensation for your losses.
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South Carolina has laws referred to as dram shop liability. If an establishment gets someone drunk, the establishment is partially responsible for the actions of the drunk individual when they leave the establishment. As an example, if a couple has already gone through a couple of bottles of wine and the restaurant then gives them complimentary champagne, overserving them, the establishment can be held liable if the intoxicated driver crashes into another vehicle on their way home. Similarly, a bar hosting a college party that over serves a college student who hits a pedestrian on the way back to the dorms can be held partially responsible.
As dram shop lawyers in South Carolina, our job is to ensure that injured individuals and families are able to be compensated fully for their financial, physical and emotional losses. We achieve this by holding at-fault parties liable for the harm they cause. When a drunk driver injures or kills an innocent person, we bring South Carolina dram shop laws into effect, which goes after the establishment that set the unfortunate event into motion and holds them accountable for the loss that has occurred.
Drunk driving happens far too often, and dram shop lawyers are on the frontlines of stopping the terrible accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, please contact us today for a free consultation.
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