Dram Shop Cases in Portland
Dram Shop Case is an old term used to describe a claims made against “licensed premises” including bars, restaurants and taverns which serve alcohol to the general public. Recent developments in the law extend liability to others who serve alcohol to persons such as social hosts, private clubs and charities. The essence of the claim is that the defendant has served an individual who is visibly intoxicated at the time they are served.
For example, a patron at a local neighborhood tavern is over served while it is visibly apparent to the wait staff that he is intoxicated. On patron’s way home he runs a red light and drives into our client causing him severe injuries.
There are limitations on a person’s right to bring a dram shop claim including notice requirements to a defendant licensed premises and social host.
If you think you have a Dram Shop Case, be sure to consult with an experienced Oregon Injury Lawyer.
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