The Holiday season is now behind us, and it is important to be wary of legal remedies available under the law to those victimized by drunk drivers during the seasonal spike of DUI collisions.
In South Carolina, you are protected by dram shop and liquor liability laws. In the case of injury or wrongful death by a drunk driver, not only is the driver responsible but so is the restaurant or bar that served them. Liability laws ensure that dram shops will be held responsible, and hopefully prevent another DUI accident from re-offenders. A dram shop is a bar, tavern, or similar establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold.
In 2018, there were 10,511 deaths caused by drunk driving in South Carolina, and 231 of those deaths were children aged 14 and under. Statistics like these are the reason South Carolina has laws that protect victims and their families from the effects of drunk driving, and why we fight to earn you the compensation you deserve.
At White, Davis & White, we believe the irresponsible actions of those who overserve patrons must be stopped. Until these establishments are held responsible for these actions, they will continue to over-serve alcohol and put dangerous drunk drivers back on the road. If your family has suffered from the actions of these drivers, we can help you gain compensation for your losses.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you shouldn’t have to worry about the added stresses of a lawsuit. Call us today for a free consultation.