Understanding Iowa Dramshop Laws
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As an experienced wrongful death attorney, Mark can help you better understand the laws that protect you from drunk individuals. What are Iowa’s dramshop laws? A dramshop is a business establishment, bar or restaurant, that sells alcoholic beverages. In Iowa, dramshop laws protect victims of intoxicated patrons.
There are two general types of dramshop claims in Iowa, bar fight and car accident. The statute was recently amended to provide for recovery when an intoxicated person is sold or served alcohol when the person is visibly intoxicated at the time of sale or service. (Iowa Code 123.92)
Iowa’s dramshop statute is intended to hold bars and restaurants accountable for selling alcohol to intoxicated customers. The dramshop statue provides for written notice to the licensee or permittee within six months of the occurrence of the injury. The notice period may be extended if the injured person is incapacitated at the expiration of the six months or unable, through reasonable diligence, to discover the name of the licensee, permittee or person causing the injury.
All civil damages are available in a dramshop case.
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Damaged property
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
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It’s important you speak with an experienced attorney and get your claim started right away. Contact Mark today to learn more about the Iowa dram shop laws and to speak with an attorney with more than 25 years of experience fighting for injured Iowans. Call 319-366-7888 for your free consultation or contact Mark online. Learn more about dramshop protection laws in Iowa.