Georgia bar and restaurant owners owe duties of care to keep their customers safe. They also are responsible to prevent their patrons from drinking excessively at the establishments so that their customers do not cause drunk-driving accidents. If you have been injured in an accident with a drunk driver who was at a bar or restaurant, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the bar or restaurant owner.
Serving too much alcohol to customers can endanger others. Bars and restaurants are supposed to stop serving people who appear to be intoxicated. Unfortunately, some bartenders and servers fail to do this, placing others at risk. People who are injured by the drunk drivers may file lawsuits against the negligent drivers as well as the bars or restaurants that served them excessive amounts of alcohol.
Bar and restaurant owners may also hold liability when people are assaulted on their premises in some cases. If you were assaulted in a bar or restaurant, you may have the ability to sue the perpetrator and the bar or restaurant where the assault occurred. A lawsuit may be filed even if a criminal case is already pending.
The attorneys at Isenberg & Hewitt are experienced in dram shop liability matters. They have helped many victims who have been injured by drunk drivers who were overserved at bars and restaurants with recovering damages. They also have assisted people who have been the victims of assaults while they were at restaurants or bars. By filing lawsuits, our attorneys may help people to recover compensation for their losses. If you have been injured by a driver who drank too much while at a bar or restaurant, you may want to learn more about your potential recovery rights on our Atlanta restaurant injury page.