Dram Shop (Liquor Liability)

With many Pennsylvania bars promoting overconsumption of alcohol, motorists are subsequently placed at risk.

At Mullaney & Mullaney, we have over 75 years of experience winning compensation for victims of drunk driving accidents. If a bar or restaurant over-serves alcohol to a patron in violation of Pennsylvania law, it may bear legal responsibility in the case of drunk driving accidents.

Dram Shop Liability and Pennsylvania Law

“Dram shop” is the legal term describing businesses serving alcoholic beverages, while
“dram shop liability” is the area of law holding liquor-serving establishments responsible for people they serve alcohol.

Pennsylvania law holds businesses and individuals accountable for damages resulting from people they serve or sell alcoholic beverages in two situations:

  • If the person served was under the age of 21
  • If the server knew the person was visibly drunk or habitually addicted to alcoholic beverages

Legally, it is difficult to prove an establishment had knowledge an individual was “habitually addicted” or “visibly drunk.” At Mullaney & Mullaney, we offer a free initial consultation to assist our clients in evaluating their situations.

Injured by Someone who was Intoxicated? Contact Us Day or Night.

At Mullaney & Mullaney, we have experienced dram shop liability attorneys who can assist victims of drunk driving accidents. Contact us now by calling (610) 584-4416.