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Georgetown, Delaware Dram Shop Claim Attorneys

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Drunk driving accidents can be very complicated legal cases in Delaware. One reason why has to do with the state’s so-called “dram laws.” These laws involve restrictions placed on the sale of alcohol. Many states have dram shop laws. And if you were injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, it’s critical that you have an attorney on your side who understands them.

Our experienced Delaware dram shop accident lawyers at Gill, Welsh, and Chamberlain, P.A. know what to do. That’s because our attorneys have more than 80 years of combined legal experience. We understand Delaware’s complex dram shop laws. We know how they relate to drunk driving accidents, and we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to stand up for your rights.

What is a dram shop claim?

Dram shop laws involve bars, restaurants, liquor stores or any other business that sells alcohol. The phrase “dram shop” is an old-fashioned term which refers to businesses that used to sell alcohol in measurements known as a dram.

When it comes to drunk driving car accidents, people injured in these crashes may be able to take legal action against these businesses. That’s because the business may be partly responsible for the accident. This is especially true if someone at the business sold alcohol to a driver who was visibly intoxicated at the time.

As far as dram shop claims, there are two main types of legal cases – first-party dram shop cases and third-party dram shop cases. Whatever type of dram shop claim you’re dealing with in Delaware, our attorneys want to help you.

What is a first-party dram shop claim?

First-party dram shop claims are legal cases filed by an injured intoxicated person against the business that sold alcohol to the injured person, even though they were visibly intoxicated. These cases are often filed against:

  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Liquor stores

Delaware first-party dram shop claims are very rare. That’s because Delaware’s courts can be very challenging to deal with when it comes to these claims. Don’t simply assume you don’t have a legal case. Talk to an attorney at our law firm. We can review your case, free of charge.

What is a third-party dram shop claim?

Third-party dram shop claims are filed by someone who was injured by a drunk driver. In these cases, the injured person files a lawsuit against the bar, restaurant or liquor store who sold alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person.

Third-party dram shop claim cases in Delaware can be very challenging. That’s why it’s important to speak with a lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. We can discuss your case with you and explain your legal options.

Know your rights. Talk to a Delaware drunk driving accident attorney at our firm.

Dram shop claims in Delaware, or any state, can be very complex. Even knowing whether or not you have a case can be confusing. That’s why it’s important to speak with an attorney who understands the law and has extensive experience representing people in Delaware.

Our lawyers frequently represent people injured in car accidents caused by drunk drivers. We can investigate your crash and build the strongest possible legal case. If necessary, we can help you file a lawsuit in support of your accident claim. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation with a dedicated Delaware dram shop accident lawyer who can stand up for you.

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