If you or a loved one were injured in a DUI accident, our experienced attorneys can help. Indiana's strong dram shop laws may allow you to pursue compensation for illegal alcohol service.
- Bars and restaurants can be held liable
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Dram shop laws hold negligent bars, restaurants and nightclubs accountable for contributing to accidents. To see if you have case, contact us today.
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Were you or a loved one injured in an alcohol-related accident in Indiana? You may be able to secure financial compensation. After a severe DUI accident or bar fight, it's only natural to begin considering a lawsuit. And, while most lawsuits are filed against the accident's direct perpetrator, the drunk driver or assailant, Indiana's dram shop act may present another option.
How Dram Shop Laws Work In Indiana
In Indiana, alcohol-related accidents can come with harsh consequences for bars, restaurants, nightclubs and liquor stores that sell alcohol in violation of the State's liquor code. Indiana's dram shop act allows injury victims and their families to pursue compensation from negligent licensed establishments and social hosts who allow people to drink when they shouldn't.
Indiana's liquor code prohibits licensed establishments and social hosts from serving alcohol to someone who is already visibly intoxicated. You would be amazed how many bars and nightclubs violate this law every day, in some cases, with disastrous results. But injury victims and their loved ones can fight back.
If you were injured in a DUI accident, bar fight or other alcohol-related incident, you may be entitled to compensation from the establishment that served alcohol in violation of the law.
The Time Limit For Filing A Dram Shop Claim
Like every other personal injury lawsuit, dram shop claims in Illinois are controlled by a strict statute of limitations. This law serves as a legal time limit, restricting the amount of time you have to file your case. In Illinois, the statute of limitations for dram shop lawsuits is currently set at 2 years, beginning on the date of injury.