In Pennsylvania it is unlawful for a bar to serve alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person. This law is intended to protect the community from bar customers being overserved and either injuring themselves or others in the community while intoxicated, whether it is behind the wheel of an automobile, in a fight with another individual or any harm to another caused by their alcohol impaired state.
If a bar serves alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person and that person harms himself or someone else, under Pennsylvania law the bar may be responsible for all of the harms and losses caused.
Also, injuries caused by drinking and driving are entirely preventable when people make the correct safety choices.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, one person is injured every minute of every day by a drunk driver in this country.
The safety lawyers at Atlee Hall have made it one of their goals to enforce the alcohol safety laws and hold those who violate them accountable and responsible for the harms and losses caused, when bars overserve visibly intoxicated individuals or when people who have been drinking get behind the wheel of an automobile and injure others in our community.
To learn more about your legal rights and options as a victim of an intoxicated person, please contact Atlee Hall, LLP today for a free consultation. We have offices in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but help victims across the state.