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Asserting Missouri Dram Shop Laws For Accident Victims

Drunk drivers who cause accidents that injure or kill people will face severe criminal consequences. However, answering to the law for a criminal act is only the beginning of the punitive measures they face. They must also be held accountable in civil court because of their decision to drive drunk.

However, additional parties may also be responsible if you or a loved one suffered severe injuries, making a drunk driving accident case more complex. You need a seasoned and skilled attorney at Kelly, Symonds & Reed, LLC, who possesses extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge of dram shop laws in Missouri.

Missouri Dram Shop Laws

An individual or business in Missouri that provides alcohol can also be held partially responsible if alcohol was the cause of a crash provided the following can be proven:

  • The person supplying the alcohol knew or should have known that the driver was under 21 years of age
  • The driver is visibly intoxicated when alcohol was purchased, showing signs of slurred speech, stumbling and other signs of intoxication

While you recover from the aftermath of a drunk driving accident, we will attend to all of your legal needs. We conduct thorough investigations with the help of experts, allowing us to build fact-based, compelling motor vehicle accident claims.

Insurers usually don't want to pay out on dram shop claims, which means you may experience pushback or receive a quick, lowball offer to protect a business's reputation. You have rights and deserve better. Let us help you.

We focus on maximizing compensation for damages that include:

  • Medical and rehabilitative care, both now and in the future
  • Loss of income and earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

You do not have to face complex legal matters on your own. We can help.

Strong Advocates For Serious Injury Victims

If you believe a bar or restaurant overserved a patron who later injured you or killed a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us for a free initial consultation to see if you have a case.

We are available during regular business hours and by appointment at other times. You can reach our attorneys and paralegals at our Lee's Summit office by calling 816-347-1818 or by filling out our online contact form.