A: In Pennsylvania, a bar, restaurant or any establishment which serves alcohol can be held liable when a drunk customer later gets into a DUI accident. This is known as “dram shop” law. In order to establish liability, there must be evidence that the bar/restaurant either served a minor or otherwise served someone who was already visibly intoxicated. Having a bar/restaurant alcohol liability case investigated properly and promptly is very important.
Usually, this kind of bar/restaurant liability claim is brought by the victim of the DUI accident – the person who was hit by the DUI driver. However, in some instances, the person who caused the DUI accident may have a claim against the bar/restaurant for their injuries.
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