Kansas City Dram Shop Lawyers

Dram shop liability is a concept that applies partial responsibility for the actions of an intoxicated person on the party which provided the alcohol, asserting that serving the alcohol was the proximate cause of the crash rather than the negligence of the intoxicated person. For the victims of drunk driving accidents, this can allow them to more satisfactorily pursue financial compensation to address medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other damages.

If you have suffered an injury in a drunk driving accident caused by a motorist who should not have been served or sold to, we can help. Contact the skilled Kansas City dram shop attorneys at the The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, by calling 816-399-5207 today to arrange for a consultation to discuss the details of your case.

Dram Shop Requirements

In Kansas, vendors and servers do not bear responsibility for subsequent accidents caused by their patrons. In Missouri, for dram shop liability to come into effect, one of two specific circumstances must occur:

  • It can be demonstrated that the supplier of the alcohol knew or should have known that the purchased was under 21 years of age.
  • Sufficient evidence can be shown that the intoxicated driver was visibly intoxicated at the time of purchase. This requires serious impairments such as slurred speech and stumbling.
  • If either of these situations can be clearly demonstrated in court, it is likely that liability will be extended to the establishment which served alcohol to the intoxicated driver.

Contact Us

Do not delay seeking legal counsel if you have been hurt in an accident caused by an intoxicated motorist. We can help you to determine whether it may be in your best interest to pursue a dram shop liability claim or whether this option might be available to you. Contact a Kansas City personal injury attorney of The Pottenger Law Firm LLC, by calling 816-399-5207.