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Practice Areas Litigation Liquor Law & Dram Shop Liability

Restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos, and other similar establishments that are licensed to serve alcohol face many challenges on a daily basis. When your primary business is serving alcohol to consumers, the most significant exposure, and potentially most damaging, is a dram shop or liquor liability claim.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey, along with over 40 other states, have enacted dram shop laws and statutes that prohibit bars, restaurants and similar venues from serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated patrons.

They also prohibit adults from serving alcoholic beverages to minors. These laws allow individuals to sue for monetary damages alleging fault on the part of the alcohol seller.

When your business is faced with a liquor liability claim, you need an experienced team of attorneys who are dedicated to defending members of the hospitality and liquor industries. With more than 35 years of experience, the attorneys of Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Liquor Liability Practice Group are ready to defend against liquor liability and dram shop claims.

We work closely with clients in the hospitality and liquor industries, including bars, hotels, conference centers, entertainment venues, restaurants and restaurant chains, among others. We regularly defend against a wide range of liquor liability claims, in cases ranging from simple injuries to more significant and complex personal injury and wrongful death claims.

For many years, we have represented liquor licensees and their employees, which has enabled our team to develop instrumental and highly effective investigative procedures, strategic defense approaches, and proven trial techniques that are needed to successfully defend these claims.

In addition to dram shop and liquor liability, we have extensive experience representing clients in claims that also include multiple liability exposures, including hotel, restaurant, retail liability, slip & falls as well as general liability claims. We know that these claims often come with unwanted and negative publicity. We are prepared to manage the related issues that may arise.

Our commitment to working with clients in these industries has allowed our firm to develop a deep understanding of the intricacies associated with the increasing number of issues and potential liabilities facing the hospitality and liquor industries.

Our Liquor Liability attorneys work closely with and utilize the skills, knowledge and experience of members from the Firm’s Franchise, Corporate & Business Services, Employment and Real Estate groups. This interdisciplinary approach enables our attorneys to offer the highest level of advice to our clients.

We work with clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and New York. With offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, we are intimately familiar with the dram shop statutes in each state in which we practice, an invaluable asset when it comes to defending such claims.

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