Miami Liquor & Bar Liability Lawyers
Dram Shop Law Attorneys in Miami, Florida
When a drunk driver causes an accident, it might be possible to place liability on the establishment that served them alcohol that day or night. In Florida, dram shop laws are complicated and used only in rare situations. To figure out if you can hold a bar or liquor store liable for your injuries and losses after you were hit by a drunk driver, you should call upon the Miami dram shop attorneys of Amanda Demanda Law Group. It would be our honor to review your case and find the best path toward compensation on your behalf.
For a free consultation with our Miami law firm, dial (305) 998-6953 now.
Florida’s Limited Dram Shop Law
Each state has dram shop laws that consider if an establishment like a bar, club, restaurant, liquor store, or hotel can be held liable for the damage caused by a drunk driver that drank there. In Florida, the laws are limited and difficult to navigate, especially without the help of an attorney.
In Florida, the limited dram shop law usually only applies to:
- Minors under the age of 21.
- Someone who is “habitually addicted” to alcohol.
Under this rule, an establishment must not willingly sell or give alcohol to someone younger than 21 or who is known to have an alcohol use disorder or addiction. If an establishment does, and that person causes a crash that results in an injury later that same day or night, then the liability could be seen as partially liable.
Does Florida Have Social Host Liability?
Unlike many other states, Florida’s dram shop laws do not extend to social situations. In other words, Florida does not have a social host liability law.
Imagine that a teenager attends a holiday party at the house of a family friend. He drinks alcohol there because the alcoholic drinks are left where anyone can take a drink. When going home, he causes a drunk driving accident. In this type of situation, the host of the holiday party can’t be held liable just for allowing a teenager to drink alcohol on their premises.
Bar Liability Damages
When liquor or bar liability does apply, it can allow you to seek various types of compensation to make up for your losses.
Dram shop claims and lawsuits can seek compensation that helps pay for:
- Medical costs and expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Destroyed or lost property
We can assess your situation to see what damages are owed to you and by which defendants or liable parties. No matter how much you are owed and if your case can settle or must go to court, we are ready to help. Let’s fight for every last penny of compensation that you are owed after being hit by a drunk driver who had too much at a bar or another business.
Call Today & Tell Us Your Story
Allow our Miami bar liability lawyers to hear about your case to see where and how to begin. We offer free case consultations and contingency fees—you don’t pay unless we win—to make our legal counsel highly affordable for anyone. Request more information right now by dialing (305) 998-6953 and connecting with Amanda Demanda Law Group.