While it’s imperative that individuals refrain from intoxicated driving, licensed drinking establishments and alcohol retailers share a responsibility in keeping our roads safe.
Partner David Lail established the first-ever Dram Shop Justice Award to recognize the role law enforcement plays in addressing a root cause of drunk driving— unsafe alcohol providers.
Yarborough Applegate attorneys have secured more than a $4 million settlement for their client in a wrongful death and dram shop case filed on behalf of the estate of a bicyclist killed by a drunk driver on the 4th of July in 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
Each spring, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly publishes a list of the top verdicts and settlements in the previous year. For the second year in a row, one of our cases claimed the top spot on the list.
When businesses commit to safe alcohol service, they play their part in keeping drunk drivers off the roads and making our communities safer.
After a day of drinking on Shem Creek and in downtown Charleston, our client’s intoxicated girlfriend crashed head-on into another vehicle as he slept in the back seat of the car.
In our pursuit of civil justice for victims of drunk driving, our firm works in partnership with local law enforcement to hold all wrongdoers accountable.
As we savor the final days of 2021, we wanted to take a moment and revisit some of the year’s defining movements for our team here at Yarborough Applegate, and extend our deepest gratitude to all those who we’ve had the honor of working with along the way.
Our attorneys recently secured a $3.1 million jury verdict for a 24-year-old man who was seriously injured when an underage drunk driver crashed head-on into his car in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Our attorneys are dedicated to holding all parties accountable for car accidents injuries caused by intoxicated drivers—including the drivers themselves and any commercial alcohol retailers who overserved the driver in violation of the law.
Our attorneys will take the lead on educating our peers on what we’ve learned from handling dram shop cases through a series of continuing education opportunities.
Dram shop litigation holds bars and alcohol retailers accountable for the injury caused by the unsafe service of alcohol to customers.