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Dram shop laws and drunk driving accidents

The term "dram shop" can be traced back to 18th century literature and refers to an establishment that serves or sells liquor. It can be a bar, pub, saloon, liquor store, or even a restaurant. A dram is a small liquid unit of measure, and dram shops are often watched closely when it comes to determining who is responsible for drunk driving accidents.

Showing negligence and disproving contributory negligence

Car accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including icy roads, running a stoplight or a drunk driver. A wreck can cause serious injuries. When a crash is caused by the negligence of another driver and injuries are suffered by a victim in that accident, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be an option in an attempt to recover compensation from the negligent driver. However, as a previous post mentioned, in many instances more than one individual is at fault for causing the accident. This contributory negligence can affect the outcome of a legal claim, which is why if you have been injured in an accident you need to not only be prepared to show that the other party was at fault, but also to try to minimize your fault.

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