The Dram Shop Act is a law that holds restaurants and bars responsible for the safety of their patrons. As a result, when an establishment that serves alcohol notices that a patron is drunk, they are obligated to cease serving alcohol to that person—for their own sake, as well as other customers. If they continue serving alcohol, they become responsible for the harm their patrons cause to themselves or to others.
Our newest client was a patron at the Last Concert Café, and at a certain point in the evening, she was clearly intoxicated. However, the owners and staff of the establishment continued serving her alcohol, making her a liability to herself. As a result of the events of that night, our client suffered severe injuries, losing both her legs and multiple fingers and suffering a traumatic brain injury. That's why Arnold & Itkin has taken up her case.
We believe that the Last Concert Café disregarded the law, and our client paid for it. More importantly, we believe that the restaurant is obligated to pay for our client’s medical expenses, loss of wages and earning capacity, mental anguish, and other damages incurred by her injuries.
At Arnold & Itkin, our goal is simple: help our client get everything she needs to move forward with her life. Injuries like these come with lifelong costs, both emotional and financial. Financial recovery makes all other recoveries possible—it’s why we fight so hard for fair and just settlements or verdicts.