Ohio Liquor Liability Attorneys
Ohio has a dram shop law that makes bars, taverns, stores and restaurants responsible for injuries caused by a drunk customer. If you were injured by a drunk driver, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the establishment that served the customer. This is in addition to any settlement or award you could receive from the drunk driver's insurance. To find out whether you are eligible to take this type of legal action, it is important to consult an injury lawyer with experience and knowledge of liquor liability cases.
Contact us for a free consultation if you have been injured or lost a loved one to injuries caused by an overserved patron, or keep reading for more information.
When a bar or restaurant shirks its responsibility to cut off an obviously drunk patron, the danger to you and your family is grave as soon as the patron leaves. We help our clients hold the bar, tavern or other establishment responsible for illegally overserving and reduce the chance that things like that will happen in the future. — Partner Rhonda Baker Debevec
Preparation: The Key to Success
At the Cleveland law firm of Spangenberg Shibley & Liber, we represent clients who were injured by drunk drivers. We also advocate for the families of those killed as a result of drunk driving accidents, filing wrongful death claims on their behalf. In either instance, we will prepare your case for trial, even though most cases settle before trial. Our thorough preparation is an important reason why our clients often receive generous settlement offers — offers that are strong because the opposing lawyers do not want to face our legal team in court. They prefer to know how much the case will cost them rather than taking their chances at trial.
Contact us if you have been injured or lost a loved one because an establishment overserved a drunk driver.
Experienced, Sophisticated, Reputable
Spangenberg is recognized as one of the pre-eminent personal injury law firms in Ohio. We are one of the first civil litigation firms to take on individual and mass tort cases that have had a lasting impact on how negligence laws have been shaped over the past several decades. Our Ohio attorneys leave no stone unturned when preparing a dram shop case. We interview witnesses, reconstruct the scene of the accident, consult with physicians to learn about the impact of the injuries on our client's life and investigate the driver's record. Has he or she had drunk driving convictions? Has the bar or tavern been involved in a dram shop case before? Was the driver obviously drunk? The answers to these and other questions allow us to build compelling cases for our injured clients.
Experienced Attorneys Working Hard for You
Our law firm has more than 65 years of experience representing clients in complex and challenging personal injury cases. We draw upon this experience to help our injured clients, including those hurt by drunk drivers. Our law firm also has considerable resources that we use to establish the facts of your case, employing investigators and consulting with physicians, automotive engineers and road design specialists to determine whether other factors played a role in our client's injuries.
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We offer free, confidential consultations, so you can learn whether you have a dram shop case. Please contact us as soon as possible to avoid deadlines that may exclude you from filing a lawsuit. We handle all personal injury matters on a contingency basis, so if we tell you that you have a case, be assured that we are ready to move forward without charging you attorneys' fees. You owe us only if we are successful.
Remember, if you have a claim, there is most likely a statute of limitations clock running, after which you won't have the right to file a lawsuit. Protect your rights by contacting us today or calling us at (877) 696-3303. Talk with a dram shop liability attorney.