If an alcohol-serving establishment over-serves a person who is obviously already inebriated in Pennsylvania, this establishment may be held liable for any injuries or deaths caused by the intoxicated patron. In one out-of-state case, a man filed a dram shop liability suit, accusing the bar of over-serving a customer and causing a bar fight. A jury verdict in this particular case was recently returned in the defendant's favor.
A Pennsylvania slip and fall accident that takes place in a split second may result in injuries that last a lifetime. One woman in another state recently claims she slipped and fell on the dangerous property of a Kmart store and suffered injuries as a result. She has thus filed a premises liability lawsuit against the business, citing breach of duty and negligence.
When a drunken driving accident occurs in Pennsylvania, the allegedly intoxicated driver may be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result. However, prior to the accident, if a bar or other alcohol-serving establishment over-served this person even though he or she was obviously intoxicated, this establishment may also be held liable. One man in another state recently filed a dram shop lawsuit, blaming an establishment for over-serving a customer before this individual caused a car wreck.
When businesses fail to keep their properties safe for the public to use in Pennsylvania, this can quickly lead to serious injuries or even death. One family in another state said a girl, 7, was killed when she was struck by an automobile at a car show, and they are blaming a few businesses as well as several individuals for her death. The family, including the girl's brother and parents, recently filed a premises liability lawsuit against these parties.