In 2015 alone, more than 10,000 people were killed in accidents that would not have happened if not for alcohol. It is estimated that drunk driving accidents end a life every 51 minutes, and nonlethal accidents happen even more frequently.
Most people are aware of the dangers posed by those who operate a vehicle after drinking. However, many do not know that New Jersey law allows accident survivors and families of victims to file a suit against the people and establishments that served them in the first place. Here are the answers to some common questions regarding dram shop law, including what it is and where it applies.
New Jersey Dram Shop Law
Bar and restaurant owners should know about New Jersey “dram shop” laws. They refer to the financial liability of a wide range of establishments including bars, clubs, and restaurants that serve alcohol to patrons.