If you or a loved one were injured in a drunk driving crash, Oklahoma's dram shop law may be able to help. Some injury victims are eligible to file suit against the licensed establishment who served the alcohol in the first place.
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Injured in a DUI accident in Oklahoma? Our experienced attorneys may be able to help. The Oklahoma dram shop act allows some injury victims to file a lawsuit, pursuing significant financial compensation, against licensed establishments who sell alcohol in a negligent manner.
How To File A Dram Shop Lawsuit
This law can be a powerful resource for victims who were injured in alcohol-related accidents, including drunk driving crashes and bar fights. If the licensed establishment violated one of Oklahoma's strong liquor laws, it can be held accountable by the people who were injured as a result.
Dram shop lawsuits in Oklahoma must be based in a violation of the dram shop act. Licensed establishments in Oklahoma are prohibited from serving alcohol to:
- minors (under the age of 21)
- someone who is already visibly intoxicated
- someone who has been adjudicated by a court as insane or mentally deficient
If a bar, restaurant, nightclub or liquor store violates any one of these 3 provisions, the business can be held liable for any injuries that occur as a result. If the drunken patron goes on to cause a DUI accident, the licensed establishment may be liable to victims for financial damages.
No Social Host Liability In Oklahoma
Social hosts are exempt from Oklahoma's dram shop law. People who serve alcohol at private parties cannot be held accountable for the drunken actions of their guests, no matter how much the patron was allowed to drink.
Statute Of Limitations For Dram Shop Negligence Claims
Like all civil lawsuits, dram shop claims in Oklahoma are governed by a rigorous statute of limitations. This law serves as a time limit, restricting the amount of time injury victims and their family members have to file suit. The statute of limitations for dram shop lawsuits in Oklahoma is currently set at 2 years, beginning on the date when the injuries were sustained.