Liquor Liability

Liquor Liability

Verdicts & Settlements

$75,000,000 Construction Accident Victim

$20,000,000 Insurer to Pay in Dram Shop Suit

$7,000,000 Old City Beating Death Leads to Dram Shop Settlement

$4,400,000 Dram Shop Case

$1,600,000 Delco Drunk Driving Case

$1,000,000 Bar Cleared of Liability, Man Awarded in Drunk Driving Case

See Many More Multi-Million Dollar Results
Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky's team of liquor liability attorneys have extensive experience representing victims of liquor liability.

Most states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have enacted dram shop acts - laws that prohibit bars and restaurants from serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated patrons. Adults who give under-aged teenagers and children alcoholic beverages may also be guilty of liquor liability.

Proven Results

Saltz Mongeluzzi Bendesky & Barrett's team of liquor liability attorneys have secured numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including:

  • $75 million verdict for a road construction flagman run over by a driver who got intoxicated at the bar/restaurant he managed
  • $4.4 million settlement for two passengers who were killed and a third who was seriously injured when the drunk who was driving them home crashed his truck

Liquor Liability Expertise

Since most drunk drivers rarely have enough auto insurance to adequately compensate the people they kill or catastrophically injure, it is critical for the businesses that irresponsibly served them more alcohol to also be held accountable. In pursuing these cases, SMBB's liquor liability attorneys act quickly to:

  • Determine the drunk driver's blood alcohol level
  • Analyze bar bills to determine how many drinks the driver had
  • Interview witnesses who were in the bar regarding how visibly intoxicated the driver was
  • Determine if the restaurant or bar's policies and procedures for handling intoxicated patrons was adequate
  • Determine if the bartenders, wait staff and facility managers were properly trained

Compensation for Liquor Liability

Bar and restaurants, as well as private home owners, who serve alcohol to intoxicated or under-aged individuals, may all be liable. SMBB attorneys work tenaciously to help you get all the compensation to which you may be entitled - including compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical costs, lost income and future earnings.

If you or a family member has been injured or killed as a result of liquor liability, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky is committed to obtaining all the results you need and deserve. To learn how we can help, contact our liquor liability attorneys today.