Protection for Victims of Alcohol-Related Crimes

On July 1, 2017, South Carolina passed the Dram Shop bill, requiring alcohol-serving businesses or individuals to have liability insurance to assist victims of alcohol-related injury.

Specifically, the legislation requires that any business that renews or applies for an on-premise alcohol license from the South Carolina Department of Revenue that sells alcohol after 5 pm be required to carry a minimum $1 million liquor liability policy. Prior to the passage of the bill there was no such requirement in place.

The attorneys at Harrison White are very familiar with the Dram Shop bill, and are here to help if you are a victim of an alcohol-related crime.