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If You're Hit by a Drunk Driver, You Might Be Able to Sue the Bar or Restaurant that Over-Served Him, But You Need to Know Just Having the Law on Your Side Isn't Enough

South Carolina's "dram shop law" allows victims who get hit or hurt by drunk drivers to hold bars or restaurants legally liable for the accident. In this brief video from Spartanburg, South Carolina DUI accident attorney Rob Usry, you'll discover that while the law deals harshly with drinking establishments contributing to drunk driving accidents, it doesn't make your case any easier, for two main reasons.

Injured By A Drunk Driver?

Hey folks, here's a question we get sometimes, can a bar or restaurant be held liable if they over serve a drunk driver? Yes, it's against the law. South Carolina treats these violations harshly. If you prove the bar or restaurant is just one percent responsible, you can force it to pay the entire verdict. That way you get the best shot at getting the most insurance to get you fully compensated.

But just because the law's in your favor doesn't mean it's easy. You still got to prove it and here's why it's hard. You’re accusing a bar or restaurant of endangering the public by not knowing how to run their business. They’ll never admit it and you can bet the insurance company will fight you tooth and nail.

Contact A Spartanburg Lawyer After Being the Victim of a DUI Accident

You need to get an experienced attorney to start gathering the little details that can add up to a mountain of evidence. If you've got any questions about this type case or any other kind of case feel free to fill out a get help now form on our website. Or call us at 864-582-0416 to set up a free no pressure strategy session. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon.

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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a criminal defense attorney.