Dram Shop Claims in Portland, OR
Do You Have Grounds for a Dram Shop Claim?
Drunk drivers claim the lives of thousands of innocent victims every year
on America's roadways. In Oregon, almost 40% of the car accident fatalities
each year are alcohol-related. In addition to those killed by
drunk drivers, there are countless innocent victims seriously injured by these blatantly
Our injury law firm, Angel Law, P.C., handles dram shop cases from all
over the state. If you were hit by a drunk driver and are suffering from
injuries, you need to take legal action right away. Speak with our Portland
car accident lawyer for assistance with your dram shop claim! We can help you obtain proper
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Understanding Dram Shop Laws in Oregon
When bars or restaurants over-serve alcohol to an individual who later
injures or kills someone due to their incapacity or impairment while behind
the wheel, the bar or restaurant can be held liable under the law. These
cases are known as "dram shop" lawsuits, or dram shop claims.
Dram shop laws hold alcohol servers accountable for the
catastrophic harm caused by an obviously intoxicated customer. In Oregon, dram shop laws
can be found under
The following factors can be used to hold the establishment liable:
- Alcoholic beverages were sold to a visibly intoxicated person
- The individual's intoxication led to the victim's injuries
- The establishment lacked licensing to serve alcohol
Dram shop laws impose very short time limits in which a victim can provide
notice of the lawsuit to the bar or restaurant responsible. Victims of
drunk driving may have as few as 180 days after an incident to send written
notice to the establishment they are seeking to file a claim against. In a
DUI accident and dram shop case, your best bet is a legal representative who knows
the ins and outs of the law. Our Portland personal injury attorney can
seek restitution from both the drunk driver and the bar that over-served
them. Get us on your side today!
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The purpose behind dram shop laws is clear: to discourage bars and restaurants
from continuing to serve customers who have had too much to drink. Yet
dram shop cases can be problematic issues, and liability can be difficult
to pinpoint. That is why you should come to us if you have any questions.
Our lawyer has been able to resolve a number of difficult cases, such
as dram shop claims, with
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speak to Angel Law, P.C. for insightful counsel. Let us begin
investigating your case!