Bartenders, servers and retail providers are legally prohibited from providing alcohol to people showing signs of intoxication, or to people who are not of legal drinking age. If they do, then they can be held liable for damages caused by the intoxicated person in collisions caused by driving while being under the influence of alcohol. This is, in large part, an attempt to prevent drunk drivers from being on the roads and putting people in danger.

Dearie Law Group handles alcohol sales and service liability cases against bars, restaurants and retail establishments for providing alcohol to people who are visibly intoxicated, or who are underage.