$975,000 for Auto Accident Caused by Intoxicated DriverAugust 15, 2019

James Pagliuca of Gill & Chamas recovered $975,000 for a 19 year-old woman who sustained multiple fractures in an automobile accident in July of 2016. Mr. Pagliuca claimed that the driver was served alcohol at the defendant’s bar in Keyport, NJ despite the fact that he was visibly intoxicated. Video surveillance showed that the driver …

$975K for Dram Shop ClaimJuly 25, 2019

James Pagliuca of Gill & Chamas recovered $975,000 for a 19 year-old woman who was injured in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver. Mr. Pagliuca claimed that the defendant driver was served alcohol despite being visibly intoxicated. The defendant driver had a BAC of .19 and video surveillance evidence would have been introduced at the time …

Dram Shop CasesJuly 30, 2018

Dram Shop Cases: According to legal dictionary law, a dram shop claim is case law in 38 states which makes a business which sells alcoholic drinks or a host who serves liquor to a drinker who is obviously intoxicated or close to it, strictly liable to anyone injured by the drunken patron or guest. In an …

Dram-Shop LiabilityOctober 9, 2014

Can a bar/restaurant be sued for damages resulting from over-serving a customer?  Yes. The New Jersey Supreme Court first recognized a lawsuit based upon the negligent sale of alcoholic beverages in Rappaport v. Nichols. In that case, four different taverns served alcohol to an intoxicated minor. After leaving the last tavern, the minor drove a …