Listen as senior litigation attorney Charlie Draper explains whether the bar owner could be responsible if you had an accident caused by a drunk driver.
The law in Florida says that if someone sells or serves alcohol to a person, it is not responsible for any injuries or accident as a result of the intoxication of that person. However, there are two exceptions to this rule. The server or bar owner is responsible for serving alcohol to a minor under 21 years old, and they are also responsible if they knowingly give alcoholic beverages to an alcoholic.
Let’s say a person who is not an alcoholic, and this person leaves a bar and causes an accident after drinking at a bar. In this case, there is no liability on the part of the bar owners, the bartender, or the server.
On the other hand, if a person visits the same bar several days a week and drinks profusely every day, this could be considered circumstantial evidence that the bar owner or bartender knew or should have known that the person was addicted to alcohol. In this case, they could be held accountable. Watch the video to learn more.
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