Scott M. Kuboff, Esq. is a Chardon Dram Shop Attorney with the law firm of Petersen & Ibold who helps his clients receive fair and just compensation for injuries resulting from the acts of intoxicated individuals.
Back in the day, “dram shop” was a term used to describe bars, taverns, restaurant or any establishment that served alcohol. Historically, courts in the State of Ohio refused to recognize claims against bar and tavern owners for any injuries caused by their intoxicated patrons. The Ohio Dram Shop Act, R.C. § 4399.18, codified the common-law stating a person may not maintain a cause of action against a liquor permit holder for injury resulting from the acts of an intoxicated person except in limited circumstances.
A bar, tavern, or restaurant can be held liable for injuries that occurred on premises, or in a parking lot under their control, that result from the negligence of the owner or employees of the business.
A bar, tavern, or restaurant can be held liable for injuries that occurred off premises by the negligence acts of an intoxicated person only when:
- The owner or employees knowingly sold an intoxicating beverage to a “noticeably intoxicated person” or underage person; and
- That person’s intoxication caused the injury claimed.
A CHARDON DRAM SHOP ATTORNEY WILL HELP YOU RECOVER FOR THE INJURIES SUSTAINED AT THE HANDS OF AN INTOXICATED BAR PATRON.
Scott represents victims of intoxicated bar patrons throughout the State of Ohio in a variety claims, including:
- Alcohol poisoning
- Assaults and bar fights
- Drunk driving accidents (31% of Ohio traffic fatalities are alcohol related)
- On-premise falls
Scott's representation of dram shop victims is on a contingency basis, meaning you will pay NO ATTORNEYS FEES unless he recovers for you.
If you have been injured by someone who was over-served at a bar, tavern, or restaurant, please contact Scott, a Chardon Dram Shop Attorney, for a no cost, no obligation consultation and case evaluation.