Missouri Dram Shop Lawsuit Lawyers

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Missouri Dram Shop Lawsuits

Missouri Dram Shop Lawsuits. If a bar patron is served beyond a state’s legal limits, and gets into a drunk driving accident and causes harm to another person, the establishment that overserved the person, and the drunk driver, can be sued for damages under Missouri’s Dram Shop Laws.

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The legal Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limit for Missouri drivers is below 0.08%. If a driver is found with a BAC over the legal limit after leaving an establishment that sells alcohol and causes an accident, the victim, or in fatal circumstances, the victim’s surviving family, can sue the drunk driver and the business that overserved them under Missouri’s Dram Shop Law. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, and need an experienced attorney to determine if you are eligible to sue the bar or restaurant that overserved the driver, the drunk driver, or another party for damages, the Dixon Injury Firm can help.

Our St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers are passionate about getting justice for drunk driving accident victims’ cases and doing everything in our power to recover the highest Missouri drunk driving accident settlements under State law. For more information on Missouri’s Dram Shop Laws, and whether you are eligible to pursue a dram shop lawsuit in St. Louis, call (314) 409-7060 or 855-40-2724 (toll-free) now.

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Missouri Dram Shop Laws

Between 2003-2012, 3,314 people were killed in drunk driving accidents in Missouri, and hundreds more suffered catastrophic injuries and disabilities. Driving under the influence impairs a person’s ability to stay alert behind the wheel, pay attention to other drivers, and recognize potential road hazards.

Under Missouri Dram Shop Law, bars, restaurants, and other establishments selling alcohol are legally required to request proof of a person’s age (must be 21+) and ensure that the person isn’t visibly intoxicated before selling alcohol. Bartenders, servers, and other employees are advised to use their best judgment when serving patrons alcohol, and if the person’s level of intoxication is questioned, it’s recommended not to serve the patron.

If a bartender or another representative of a bar or restaurant is negligent and overserves a customer, and the person causes a drunk driving accident when they leave, the victim in the accident, or surviving immediate family, can sue the drunk driver, the person that overserved the drunk driver, and the establishment that the negligent employee is employed with for damages.

Dram Shop Lawsuits in St. Louis, MO

In Missouri, if a bar, restaurant, or another establishment is determined at-fault in a drunk driving accident, consequences are severe. The business faces the suspension of their liquor license, if not revocation, high fees, and in situations that involve a fatal drunk driving accident, the revocation of the person’s right to operate a business.

Similarly, the liable driver in the accident faces severe penalties and consequences. Penalties for causing a drunk driving accident after being overserved include revocation of your driver’s license, possibly permanent, hefty fines, and in severe cases, potential jail time.

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, or someone you love has been killed by a drunk driver after being overserved, after the accident, to ensure the success of your Missouri dram shop lawsuit, it’s essential to collect the following types of evidence:

  • Proof that the person had been overserved at an establishment before the accident
  • The person that served the patron didn’t request proof of age before serving the drunk driver
  • The bartender served a person that was visibily intoxicated
  • The drunk driver was served outside of the establishment’s designated business hours
  • Proof from the scene of the accident, witness reports
  • Medical records and other proof of injuries related to the accident

In the aftermath of a drunk driving accident, it can challenging to determine if you have the right to sue the other party, much less the establishment that overserved them, and this goes for collecting evidence too. After an accident involving a drunk driver, it’s essential to discuss your situation with a St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer, get an assessment of your case’s strengths and weaknesses, and proceed in filing a Missouri Dram Shop Lawsuit with an experienced attorney by your side.

Need to File a Missouri Dram Shop Lawsuit?

If you or someone you love is struggling with damages from a drunk driving accident, and needs a St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer to represent their claim, the Dixon Injury Firm can help. Our experienced attorneys are passionate about getting justice for drunk driving accident victims’ pain and suffering that stemmed from the accident and demanding the most compensation for harm and losses.

Recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Christopher Dixon tirelessly fights for the recoveries of personal injury victims and isn’t afraid to push back against the other party’s insurance company and demand the most compensation for clients’ claims. To date, Chris Dixon and the Missouri Dram Shop Lawsuit Lawyers have recovered over $35,000,000 in settlements for Missouri and Illinois injury claims and have the results to prove it.

If you are thinking about filing a Missouri dram shop lawsuit, or are looking for more information on what type of compensation you can get for a drunk driving accident claim, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-2724 (toll-free), or contact the Dixon Injury Firm now for a free case review or consultation.


Missouri Statute of Limitations (§537.053)
Missouri Drunk Driving Statistics
American Addiction Centers – Legal Risks Bartenders Face for Overserving Alcohol

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