$450,000 Settlement for Dram Shop Claim
- Date: Summer 2014
- Attorney: Harris S. Feldman
- Settlement: $450,000
- Practice Areas: Premises Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident
The firm represented the estate of a young man who died in a vehicle crash that occurred shortly after he left a restaurant. The blood work done at the hospital showed that the man’s blood alcohol levels were two times the legal limit. New Jersey law makes an alcohol server liable when they serve a visibly intoxicated person. The firm’s investigation revealed that the restaurant served him his last drink only minutes before the crash. Working with expert toxicologists, the firm proved that the man was visibly intoxicated for more than 2 hours before leaving the restaurant. The case settled for $450,000 just before trial.