The Dram Shop Act in Florida (Section 768.125) is a Florida Statute that is also known as the Dram Shop Law and states that a person injured in car accident caused by an impaired driver can sue a bar or other establishment that sells or otherwise provides alcohol to an intoxicated customer with a drinking problem. This is a civil liability statute that allows a client to sue when the bar or restaurant acts negligently and serves an intoxicated or drunk customer alcohol and then the customer leaves the establishment and causes harm to a third-party victim.
If you or someone you love has been injured or died as a result of a drunk driver who caused the accident after leaving a bar or other establishment where they were over served you may have an action against the bar or restaurant in addition to the claim you have with the insurance company of the driver who caused the accident.
Jim Magazine has lectured across the state at State Legal Associations educating other lawyers about how to handle these Dram Shop cases. Stay tuned for our podcast where Jim Magazine will educate you Jim Magazine has handled many cases where his clients were injured as a result of the patrons being over served at bars or restaurants. These cases are complicated and it’s important to hire an attorney with experience in that area. Jim has obtained numerous dram shop settlements that settled for over 7 figures.