Bar, Tavern and Liquor Store Liability

Experienced Pennsylvania and New Jersey Personal Injury Attorneys

Bar, Tavern and Liquor Store Liability | Serving or Selling Alcohol to Visibly Intoxicated People | Negligence in Serving Bar or Tavern Patrons | Social Host Liability

Liquor LiabilityIf you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver, or in any type of accident where the responsible party was under the influence of alcohol at the time, you may have a claim for damages against the bar, tavern or liquor store that sold or served the alcohol. Under the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, if a bartender, waiter or waitress has reason to believe a person is drunk, he or she can be liable for serving additional alcohol if that person causes injury to another. There can also be a liability if the amount of alcohol served would be enough to cause inebriation. Additionally, a liquor store may be liable for injuries as a result of the irresponsible sale of alcohol.

If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident involving an intoxicated person, you want an experienced and effective lawyer to protect your rights. At Fritz & Bianculli, we have fought for the rights of personal injury victims for more than 30 years collectively. We know the devastating impact a personal injury can have on every area of your daily life. We’ll take the time to learn about your accident and to get to know you, so that we can build and present a case that addresses your needs. We built our practice and our reputation by establishing long-term relationships with our clients. We hope that you will trust us with all your legal concerns, even after we’ve successfully resolved your liquor liability claim.

Our Representation in Liquor Liability Cases

We provide comprehensive counsel to anyone who has suffered an injury in an accident involving a drunk or intoxicated person. Our lawyers will fully investigate your case, carefully gathering and assessing all critical evidence. We will prepare and file all pleadings and other documents in a timely manner and will be a strong voice for you in all hearings or proceedings, from deposition to settlement meetings to trial.

We handle all types of claims involving liability for serving or selling alcohol, including cases where:

  • A bartender, mixologist, waiter, waitress or other employees of a bar, tavern or restaurant serves alcohol to a person who is either underage, visibly intoxicated or engages in behavior that a reasonable person would interpret as being inebriated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Any employee of a bar, tavern or restaurant serves a quantity of alcohol to a person that would reasonably cause that person to become intoxicated
  • Any employee of a liquor store, package store or other vendors who sell packaged alcohol to a  person who is underage, visibly drunk or whose behavior indicates that he or she is drunk
  • A  party host serves alcohol to a person who is visibly intoxicated or allows a guest to consume a substantial amount of alcohol

Don’t hesitate to contact us because you are uncertain if you have a claim, or even if your claim has been declined by another lawyer. We are highly skilled at finding liability where others cannot. In our years of practice, we have recovered approximately $200 million in settlements and judgments, including tens of millions from cases initially declined by other law firms.

Contact Us

There’s no cost for a consultative case evaluation. Contact our office online or call us at (215) 458-2222 to schedule an appointment. We will meet with you evenings or weekends upon request.

Making Justice Personal

We represent injured people across Pennsylvania & New Jersey including Philadelphia, South Philly, South Jersey, Northeast Philly, Harrisburg, Jenkintown, Radnor, Bristol, Doylestown, Manayunk, Chestnut Hill, Media, Conshohocken, Upper Merion, Lower Merion, West Chester, Wayne, Jenkintown, Lancaster & Cherry Hill.