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Q: What Does A Dram Shop Case Mean In Pennsylvania?


A dram shop claim is an allegation that a bar over-served alcohol to a person who usually ends up causing an injury on or off the premises. Most of the time these cases arise after a person who has been served alcohol leaves the bar and causes a car accident which results in an injury to another person. In very rare instances the claim may even be the person who was served the alcohol making a claim against the bar.  In Pennsylvania, this claim is based upon a statute which says that a bar cannot serve a person who is "visibly intoxicated". Pennsylvania is one of 43 states with Dram Shop laws.

If you have an injury or a loved one is injured or killed in a Pennsylvania crash caused by a negligent and/or drunk driver, feel free to contact Central Pennsylvania based Schmidt Kramer attorneys who can answer any questions you may have about your rights after you or a loved one are the victim of injury or death caused by the negligence or reckless conduct of another person or company.