Auto Accident Lawyer in Tampa Provides More Information on Florida’s Dram Shop Law
An auto accident lawyer from the law firm of Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa is available to help if you or someone close to you has been seriously injured in an auto accident. While you may think only other drivers can be held at fault, under Florida law a person or business (such as a bar) not directly involved in the accident can be held liable in certain narrowly defined circumstances. Often referred to as the state’s “dram shop” law, section 768.125 of the Florida Statutes imposes liability on those who serve or sell alcohol to minors and to those who serve or sell alcohol to those they know are “habitually addicted” to it. For example, if a restaurant serves alcohol to somebody under the age of 21 and that person later causes a drunk-driving accident, the restaurant can be held partially responsible for the damages and/or injuries that occur.
At Clark & Martino, an auto accident lawyer from our firm can assist you in helping to find treatment for your injuries and compensation for each of your accident-related expenses. If alcohol was a factor, we can also look into the possibility of pursuing damages under Florida’s dram shop law explained above. But first, you will want to speak to an auto accident lawyer at our firm about your case. During a free initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask one of our lawyers questions and to get a better idea of what your options are going forward.