Restaurants, bars and liquor stores face the potential of litigation as a result of dram shop laws that place liability on commercial sellers of alcohol when their customers injure a third party. Our firm provides insurance defense representation for carriers, their insureds and the self-insured throughout Alaska in dram shop claims filed by injured parties. We provide clear and cost-effective guidance for our clients backed by years of experience among our team of lawyers. We have the resources and ability to take on complex litigation for a wide range of clients.
Dram shop is a tool frequently used when a negligent driver is uninsured or underinsured. By filing a claim against the alcohol establishment, the attorney for the injured is able to explore more avenues for substantial financial recovery following a car accident with someone under the influence of alcohol. As a result, automobile accident litigation involving an intoxicated driver often includes dram shop claims.
As experienced litigators, we have provided reliable insurance defense coverage since 1973 and taken on cases that include:
- Quadriplegia of intoxicated pedestrian served by a package store prior to the accident
- Death of one minor and serious injuries to another in a car accident
- Double wrongful death claims arising from a shooting
- Injuries to a bystander witness to a fight
- Injuries to a patron falling through a trap door into a basement liquor storage area
Often these claims are filed on the eve of the two-year statute of limitation, by which point retailers and restaurants may have experienced staff turn-over and memories of serving the customer may have faded. Our seasoned staff is able to provide proven investigative ability to help support the insured’s case.