Does Georgia Have a Dram Shop Law?

Georgia does have a dram shop law, which holds businesses accountable to victims of drunk drivers when an establishment overserves customers. In this video, attorney Kathy McArthur explains how when a drunk driver causes a car wreck and injures innocent people, the bar or restaurant who served them and allowed them to drive may share responsibility.

Video Transcription:

Bars, establishments that serve alcohol they are licensed under the law to sell alcohol. In fact, you have to be licensed. There’s a lot of very serious guidelines that have to be followed, and rules if you’re going to sell alcohol. If you’re going to drive a truck. There are rules and guidelines and licensing procedures for all these things. That are seen as potentially dangerous to people. Dram shop particularly applies to places that serve alcohol. Where they are required to have training and certification. And have their people know what to look for. That a person is, has drunk too much to drive. Or, to make certain that they don’t continue to serve someone who’s clearly had too much to drink. Who potentially is going to go get in a car and drive. So, under the dram shop act, that provides that the establishment that serves the alcohol, if they continue to serve a person who’s had too much to drink to drive. And they can, it can be proven that they knew it. Then they are legally responsible for any injuries or damages that would happen. And that applies to a place that sells beer or wine or liquor or whatever. Selling to underage people. At the McArthur Law Firm, our job is to fight for you. To make sure you get justice and reasonable compensation for your injuries. To get in touch with us, call 1-888-WE-FIGHT. Or, go to our website McArthurLawFirm.com.