Liquor Liability of Bars and Alcoholic Service Establishments
The service of alcoholic beverages is governed by The New Jersey Liquor Law Liability Act. This statute provides the parameters as to when a liquor establishment can be held liable for injuries sustained as a result of the service of alcoholic beverages such as drunk driving accidents, bar fights, and assaults. In order for a liquor establishment to be found liable, the injured person must establish that alcoholic beverages were served to a visibly intoxicated person. The fact that alcohol is served and a person gets drunk is not actionable. Once the person is visibly intoxicated, the service on any further alcoholic beverages is actionable.