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Rockford, IL Dram Shop Liability Lawyers

Stephenson County Bar Owner DUI Liability Lawyer

Injury Attorneys Holding Bars and Bar Owners Accountable for DUI Accidents in Winnebago County

When someone is injured due to the negligent actions of a drunk driver, there may be multiple parties at fault. In addition to the driver who chose to get behind the wheel after becoming intoxicated, the establishment that served the driver the alcohol may also share responsibility. Dram shop liability cases can be complex and challenging to pursue. For this reason, it is important to work with an experienced drunk driver liability attorney, so you can pursue all available legal avenues to recover damages, including pursuing bars, nightclubs, banquet facilities, and other establishments serving alcohol.

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, we understand the outrage victims and their families feel when they learn that an Illinois liquor establishment served alcohol to a drunk driver who then caused an accident. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of the Illinois Dram Shop Act, and we put our extensive experience to work to provide the skilled representation our clients deserve. Our strong track record of success in this area of the law is a major reason so many clients trust us to represent them.

Dram Shop Liability Claims in Illinois

To recover compensation under Illinois dram shop liability laws, the plaintiff must prove the following:

  • The establishment provided alcohol to the driver prior to the accident.
  • The alcohol provided contributed to the driver becoming intoxicated.
  • The driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident.
  • The plaintiff sustained injuries (damages) as a result of the accident.
  • The accident and injuries resulted, at least in part, from the intoxication.

Illinois' dram shop law is especially strict when it comes to minors. If an establishment serves alcohol to a minor under the age of 21, they are responsible not only for injuries the minor causes to others but for injuries sustained by the minor as well.

When a DUI-related accident occurs, we go to work immediately to thoroughly investigate the case and determine who is responsible. Because we have handled numerous dram shop liability claims over the years, we are able to quickly identify important and frequently overlooked factors that may point to liability on the part of the establishment. This puts our clients in the best possible position to obtain a favorable result.

Contact a Loves Park, Illinois Dram Shop Liability Attorney

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, we understand your desire to hold a liquor establishment responsible when they contribute to a serious and preventable injury. We have the experience, resources, and dedication to aggressively pursue bars and bar owners, so you can receive full compensation for your injuries. For a free consultation with one of our skilled dram shop liability lawyers, contact our office today at 815-215-7561. We serve clients in Rockford, Winnebago County, Freeport, Belvidere, Winnebago, Loves Park, Byron, Rochelle, Oregon, Boone County, Stephenson County, Ogle County, and throughout Illinois.

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