Oregon Dram Shop Lawyer

Holding Bars Responsible For Over-Serving


Oregon dram shop lawyer Chad StavleyIf a bar over-serves alcohol to a person, and that person drives and hurts or kills someone, the bar may be responsible. Bartenders cannot serve alcohol to someone who is visibly drunk.  To bring a liquor liability case, you have to meet strict time deadlines. Call an Oregon dram shop lawyer with experience handling holding bars accountable for over-serving alcohol. Bars and taverns understand that the more they serve, the more they make. But Oregon law prohibits them from over-serving alcohol. They do it because it pays. An experienced liquor liability lawyer can make the bar or tavern pay for the harm they have caused.

Reasons To Act Quickly

  • Evidence may be lost. Some bars and taverns have video surveillance. These video systems are often set to recycle the “tape” on a regular schedule. The video may show a bartender serving a staggering drunk with his car keys in his hand, but if it gets recycled, you’ll never see it.
  • Witnesses may be lost. If you ask a person to tell you who was at the bar with them last night, they may remember. If you ask them who was at a bar with them 4 months ago, they likely will not. These are hard cases. Don’t make them harder by waiting until nobody remembers anything.
  • Bartenders and staff may change jobs, move or become unavailable. I’ve dealt with this problem in a liquor liability case. One of the bartenders who served the drunk person who ran over my client moved and left no forwarding address to her former employer. It took a great amount of work to locate her. Without her, we would not have learned some very important information about the other bartender and manager that made our case.
  • If you’ve been injured by someone you suspect was over-served alcohol, call right away so that you don’t miss a deadline or lose evidence that would prevent you from making a full financial recovery.

Law Office of Chad Stavley
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Debbi T.
2017-03-05 15:14:24
I live out of state and reached out to Chad for help with a pedestrian accident that I had while in Portland. Chad took the time to listen and communicate...
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2017-11-03 09:05:05
I don't ever write reviews, but this is one I wholeheartedly recommend to my community and family in need of a Personal Injury Attorney. Navigating a...
Kate F.
2014-11-12 13:35:31
I feel fortunate to have Chad on our side to handle an accident a couple of years ago. I'd had zero experience in lawsuits. He is knowledgeable,...
Alana S.
2015-06-12 16:12:28
As someone without any experience in the legal realm, it is daunting to navigate the aftermath of an auto accident. Chad is both knowledgeable and...
Russell Charley
21:18 15 Nov 17
I have to thank Chad for his time and compassion when working with my Mom and l. When I initially called Chad I was full of fear and anger about the wreck and how my civil case was being handled. My former attorney had just notified me, by mail, that he couldn’t do anything for me, and to come pick up the paperwork. Chad listened and talked with Me. Giving him hope and a path forward. This is what I needed at this very low point in my life. Chad met with Mom and I in person, later emailing us detailed instructions. Which we followed. He provided support and was available when we got stuck and had questions. Chad’s help and support have been invaluable to our family. And has help put closure to this catastrophic event in my life. I high recommend Chad.read more
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16:29 25 Oct 17
Chad helped us walk the difficult path of victims of a violent crime. He was experienced and reassuring through tough times.
James N
22:11 14 Jun 17
Chad is the real deal, truly out to help the less powerful and not in it just for a paycheck. Heres proof: I called him because my insurance adjuster was BS'ing me around with medical coverage, telling me I wasn't eligible. Chad went out of his way to three way call my insurance company with me, talk to the adjuster, and voila! Now i have medical coverage and I can get my back fixed. The best part? He didn't charge me a dime! He did it out of the kindness of his heart for somebody of lower status. Call it 100% magnanimous. If you're looking for a personal injury attorney, Mr. Stavley is your guy. read more
Abby K
14:52 31 Mar 17
Chad and his staff were extremely helpful with my case. I contacted his office after being injured in a car accident and he was able to produce a very nice outcome. He and Stephanie were always available and responded quickly to any questions or help needed in a friendly way. I highly recommend him!read more
Milton Pareta
05:16 17 Nov 16
I was in a major car accident in Eugene, Oregon back in June 2015. Resulting in numerous of injuries. Hospitalized for a couple of weeks and rehabbing for a couple of months after that. I was referred to Chad and he even came out to see me in Eugene from Portland. Our first discussion wasn't about any legal actions but how I was healing from the accident. Chad actually cares about his clients and will make sure you're taken cared off. He makes sure he is prepared for his cases and always is in communication with me. He even calls to see how I am doing or if I needed anything. He made my lawsuit really easy to handle. He will give you the best result one can ask for. Very easy and cool to work with. He will make sure that you are taken cared off. I highly recommend Chad Stavley for any personal injury case. You will be very pleased from the results.read more
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