Florida law may impose liability on those who serve alcohol to minors and alcoholics. Many people do not know this. Generally, if you serve a minor or knowingly serve an alcoholic, you may be responsible for any injury or death they cause.
Florida Statute section 768.125 states: Liability for injury or damage resulting from intoxication.—A person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person of lawful drinking age shall not thereby become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such person, except that a person who willfully and unlawfully sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person who is not of lawful drinking age or who knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages may become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such minor or person.
Over the years, I’ve represented many victims of alcohol related accidents, including drunk driving crashes, DUI manslaughter, and assault and battery. If a bar, hotel, restaurant or homeowner serves alcohol to a minor or alcoholic, they may have to pay significant money damages if the minor or alcoholic injures or kills someone.
For more information on Florida’s liquor liability law or to see if you have a claim for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, or even punitive damages, call me at 800-337-7755, or submit your case information online.