Rhode Island Dram Shop Liability
Dram shop liability refers to the responsibility of a tavern, restaurant or other business that over sells alcohol to its customers who then cause harm to another.
The law firm of Mandell, Boisclair & Mandell, Ltd represents the victims of drunk driving accidents. In seeking just compensation for our clients, we do not stop with the drunk driver (or their insurance company). The Rhode Island Liquor Liability Act provides causes of action if a drunk driver had been over-served alcohol at a Rhode Island bar or restaurant, therefore, we also look at making the establishment responsible.
In addition, serving alcohol to minors is illegal in Rhode Island and the seller may be held responsible not only when an intoxicated minor that they served hurts someone, but when they injure themselves as well.