Were you or a loved one injured in an Arkansas drunk driving accident? Arkansas' dram shop law may allow you to file a lawsuit for compensation against the licensed establishment where the alcohol was served.
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Arkansas's dram shop law allows many injured victims legal recourse in the wake of a drunk driving accident or bar fight. When a bar, restaurant, nightclub or liquor store violates the law, serving alcohol in a negligent manner, victims and their loved ones may be able to pursue financial compensation for any damages caused by the illegal alcohol service. That's especially true in Arkansas, which is home to some of the strictest alcohol service laws in America.
Arkansas' Liquor Service Laws
In Arkansas, it's illegal for a licensed establishment to serve alcohol to an underage minor, someone under the age of 21. It's also illegal for bars and restaurants to continue serving a patron after they have become visibly intoxicated.
Thousands of drunk driving accidents and other alcohol-related incidents could be prevented if these two simple laws were followed to the letter. But they're not. Bars, nightclubs, restaurants and liquor stores serve alcohol negligently all the time, allowing severe accidents to occur through their negligence.
Arkansas' dram shop law allows injury victims and their families to fight back. If you or a loved one were injured in a drunk driving accident or bar fight, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the bar, restaurant or nightclub where the alcohol is served. Negligent licensed establishments can be held liable for your damages.
Dram Shop Lawsuit Statute Of Limitations
Just like every form of lawsuit, dram shop lawsuits are bound by a strict statute of limitations. This law limits the amount of time injured parties and their loved ones have to file suit. In Arkansas, the time limit is set at 3 years, beginning on the date of the accident. Statutes of limitations must be respected. Choose to file suit after the statute has run out and your case will be dismissed without a second thought.