What is Florida's Dram Shop Act: Helping Victims of Drunk Driver Accidents
Updated: Oct 18
Imagine suffering severe injuries due to the negligence of an uninsured drunk driver. What if you do not carry uninsured motorist coverage to compensate you for such injuries? There may be a remedy available, nonetheless.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 768.125 (Florida’s Dram Shop Act), a person who willfully and unlawfully sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person who is not of lawful drinking age or is knowingly habitually addicted to alcohol may become liable for injury or damage resulting from that individual’s intoxication. Therefore, a restaurant and/or bar which sells or furnishes alcohol, could in some cases, be held responsible for the damages their intoxicated patrons or guests cause.
If you are injured because of an intoxicated person’s negligence, it is important that you seek the assistance of an attorney who can explore all avenues of recovery available to you, not just those that are obvious. Call us. We are here to help!