Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Philadelphia Giving Clients a Second Chance
Restaurants, bars or clubs are required to stop serving a clearly intoxicated individual. Establishments with liquor licenses who fail to stop serving the individual, who then causes an accident, can be held negligent.
Third Parties can be held liable in these scenarios:
- Serving Alcohol to Minors
- Failure to Stop Serving Alcohol
- Over-Serving Customers
These cases are referred to as “Dram Shop” cases. In order for the dram shop law to be applied, the following conditions must be met:
- An employee or “agent” of an establishment served alcohol to someone who was “visibly intoxicated”
- The business or host’s decision to serve alcohol to a visibly intoxicated customer directly caused injuries or damages
Establishments that violate these policies to make a few extra dollars deserve economic justice.
What is Economic Justice?
According to the great Judge Richard Posner effect: “if….the benefits in accident avoidance exceed the cost of prevention, society is better off if those costs are incurred and the accident averted [by adopting] precautions in order to avoid a greater cost in tort judgments.” In other words, the actual or potential imposition of civil tort liability changes the behavior of others. With economic justice we can help change how third parties and actors behave, while making a victim whole on a case by case basis.