Bergen County Dram Shop Liability Attorney
Dram Shop Liability in Bergen County
If you or a loved one suffered harm because of an intoxicated person’s misconduct, you may be able to file a claim against the party who sold them the alcohol under New Jersey law. New Jersey is one of several states that allows you to bring a claim against a business that served or sold alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person or minor who went on to cause an alcohol-related accident.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., understand the intricacies of dram shop liability and wants to help you recover for any injuries suffered due to this type of alcohol-related incident. Our dram shop liability lawyers are:
- Experienced and skilled in dram shop liability law
- Skilled negotiators and litigators
- Considerate of our clients’ individual needs and goals
- Aggressive advocates for clients’ rights and recovery
Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., today to find out if you qualify to bring a dram shop liability claim for your injuries. There are no upfront fees, and the initial consultation is always free.
Why You Need a Bergen County Dram Shop Liability Lawyer
Dram shop liability cases are different than regular alcohol-related accidents. Not only is the individual who caused the accident liable but so is the person who sold them alcohol. Therefore, there are two parties potentially liable for your injuries and any related damages.
It is important to have experienced Bergen County dram shop liability attorneys, like ours at The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., on your side. We will guide you through the legal process and handle all aspects of your case including:
- Researching any of the seller’s past misconduct
- Proving that the seller violated the law
- Proving your injuries and losses
- Negotiations, or trial
It is important to contact The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., right away. There are time limits in New Jersey for filing a dram shop liability suit. Call to speak with our attorneys today.
What is Dram Shop Liability, and How Does It Work?
Dram shop is another name for an establishment that serves alcoholic drinks. Dram shop laws are meant to serve the greater good by holding establishments liable for over-serving people alcohol in order to make money. The goal is for dram shops to encourage patrons to drink responsibly and not drink and drive.
Establishments are held liable for negligent service that directly contributes to an injury, damage, or death. The injury needs to be a foreseeable consequence of the negligent service. Negligent service is either providing alcoholic drinks to a minor when the server was or should have been, fully aware that this person was underage or continuing to provide alcoholic drinks to someone who was “visibly intoxicated.”
Compensation in Dram Shop Liability Cases
Damages in dram shop liability cases are compensatory and generally paid by the establishment’s insurance company. Compensatory damages are meant to make the victim whole again. Common types of damages victim’s receive in these cases may include:
- Medical and hospital costs
- Rehabilitation or therapy treatment costs
- Lost income
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
New Jersey also allows victims to seek punitive damages. Unlike compensatory damages, punitive damages are intended to punish the negligent party for particularly bad behavior.
Get Skilled Legal Counsel – Contact Us Today
To learn more about dram shop liability and if you are entitled to reimbursement under the law, contact our highly experienced Bergen County dram shop liability lawyers. Our law firm has more than 90+ years of combined experience serving Englewood, Bergen County and the entire state of New Jersey. To contact our attorneys call us at (201) 928-0300 or submit our online form for a free initial consultation. We know have devastating these cases can be and our attorneys offer valuable experience to help your case.