Businesses and individuals who serve alcohol have a legal responsibility to not over-serve or to stop serving alcohol to persons who may be intoxicated. The effects of a dram shop or social host over-serving their guests can include serious or fatal car accidents caused by the patrons drunk driving. Under South Carolina's dram shop and social host liability statutes, victims of drunk drivers can hold those businesses and/or individuals liable for their negligence.
If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed by a drunk driver who was over-served by a dram shop or social host, you may be entitled to compensation. However, establishing liability on the part of the dram shop and/or social host is a complicated legal process. An experienced lawyer would be beneficial, if not necessary, in dram shop and/or social host cases. The Shealey Law Firm, LLC would be able to handle the legalities of the case in order to get the best outcome for the victim and/or their family.