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Philadelphia Dram Shop Liability

Injuries Caused by Intoxicated People | Liability of Individuals or Businesses for Serving Alcohol to People Who Caused Injury

In Pennsylvania, there are statutes, known as “dram shop laws,” by which an individual or business that served alcohol to a person may be liable for any injuries that person subsequently caused. Also known as “social host liability,” this legal theory can be a basis for recovery of damages when you have been injured by a drunk driver or by someone operating heavy equipment or dangerous machines while intoxicated. If you have suffered a personal injury, and you believe that the responsible person may have been drunk at the time of the accident, you want an experienced lawyer to help you determine whether you have a claim against the business or host that served that person the alcohol.

At Metzger & Kleiner, we offer more than 40 years of experience to people throughout the Philadelphia metro area and the Lehigh Valley who have suffered a needless personal injury, including those hurt by drunk drivers or others under the influence of alcohol. Because we understand the stress and anxiety that come with a personal injury, we place a premium on personal service and attention. When you hire us to help you pursue full and fair compensation for an injury, we will work hard to be there whenever you have questions or concerns. We will keep you fully informed of all developments in your case and will carefully explain your rights and options, as well as your chances of success.

Contact our office online or call us at 215-567-6616 in Philadelphia, or 610-435-7400 in the Lehigh Valley to arrange a private meeting. Your first consultation is free.

The Social Host Law

The social host law states that a person who serves alcohol or provides a place where alcohol is served may be held responsible in the event of an alcohol-related accident, not only for injuries to the person who was served the alcohol, but also for injuries that occur to anyone else as a result of the party being intoxicated.

Our Representation in Dram Shop Cases

We handle all matters related to your claim, fully investigating the facts of your case, preparing and filing all necessary documents, and acting as your advocate in all hearings or proceedings. We handle claims involving situations in which a social host either served a person who was visibly intoxicated or should have known that the amount of alcohol served would cause inebriation.

Contact Us

To set up a confidential consultation with an experienced Pennsylvania dram shop liability lawyer, contact us online or call our office at 215-567-6616 in Philadelphia, or 610-435-7400 in the Lehigh Valley. Your first meeting is without cost or obligation. We will come to your home or the hospital if necessary.

We handle all social host liability claims on a contingency basis. We won’t charge legal fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.

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