Can a bar be held responsible if a drunk driver injures or kills someone?

Sure, a bar can be held responsible if a drunk driver injures or kills somebody. There is really two ways and only two ways in Florida. Number one, you knowingly serve a minor. If you serve a kid alcohol, you’re in trouble. That’s as simple as it gets, I think. The second way a bar can be held responsible; a bar knowingly serves an alcoholic. That’s two parts. First of all, if somebody comes in that the bar knows is an alcoholic, that’s the first thing they have to know. Then the next thing they have to do, they have to over-serve that person. Then they’re in trouble. Why? Because if somebody is an alcoholic, they drink alcoholically and if you let that person get drunk and then leave the bar, it’s really likely that they’re going to cause some kind of harm.

 

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