Dram Shop Defense

The lawyers at Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge provide aggressive, smart, and cost-efficient representation to bar and restaurant owners facing dram shop liability claims. Illinois’ Dram Shop Act provides potential statutory action against businesses selling alcohol; anyone who has been injured by an alleged intoxicated person can accuse related entities in the business of selling alcohol. Successful defense of these claims requires deep and intimate knowledge of the various elements of proof as well as the available defenses. Our lawyers closely follow the constantly evolving law in this specialized practice area.

Because of the liability cap on damages, it is important to hire lawyers who will provide quality representation in a cost-effective manner. Our lawyers have the experienced and specialized knowledge in this practice area necessary to defend our clients in the most cost-effective manner.

We also routinely consult bars and restaurants on the nuances of Dram Shop liability. By educating service personnel, we have been able to successfully reduce our clients’ liabilities.

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