A bartender in Texas was arrested for serving alcohol to man that later went on a shooting spree. Is the bartender at fault? David Savage writes, "A tough call?… The drunk had a BA. of .333% (more than 4x the legal limit). It appears from a reading of the entire article that the arrest did not stem from the number of drinks served during the last visit to the bar, but rather from serving alcohol with knowledge of prior over service, being obviously intoxicated and observed ch
Tiger Woods and his restaurant in Jupiter, Florida have been in the news recently due to a wrongful death suit after an employee died in a car crash. Attorney David L. Savage discussed below how this would apply to South Carolina. Read the Tiger Woods article here. As to this article: No such suit in South Carolina… Each state has its own laws concerning legal responsibility for the over service of alcohol. In South Carolina, an intoxicated individual may not sue the bar th
"More than 1000 people die on South Carolina roads each year, and a third of those deaths are caused by drunk drivers."
While 1,000 people may die each year as a result of drunk driving, the number who are injured is much higher. As an attorney who represents the innocent victims involved in drunk driving collisions, I have found patterns that emerge in the cases I have handled. It is not uncommon for a person who has consumed two or three alcoholic beverages to apprecia
Dram shop and social host liability cases are civil claims, which means that the liability of the defendant -- that's the business or individual who provided alcohol to the person who caused the accident -- is expressed solely in terms of money damages, which is money paid to compensate the injured person for losses like hospital and medical bills, lost wages and benefits, property damage, and pain and suffering. (Learn more: Damages in a Personal Injury Case.) Like other in
A new law that take effect on July 1 requires all alcohol-serving businesses to have liability insurance that could help assist victims who are wounded, paralyzed, or worse due to alcohol-related crimes. Read More #DramShopSouthCarolina #DramShopCharleston #Overserved