$400,000 Settlement for Dram Shop Matter
- Date: Summer 2013
- Attorney: Harris S. Feldman
- Settlement: $400,000
- Practice Areas: Premises Liability
The firm represented the estate of a young woman who was killed when a drunk driver drove head on into her vehicle. Our investigation revealed that the driver had been drinking at two separate bars that night. Working with a forensic toxicologist the firm proved that the drunk driver was visibly intoxicated when he left the first bar as well as when he was served drinks at the second bar which made both places responsible under the law.
The firm were also able to prove that the first bar had video recordings of the drunk driver while he was there, but that those videos were destroyed once they were viewed by the bar’s management. Those facts helped the firm settle the case for $400,000 prior to trial.