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Dram Shop Experts

Toxicological analysis provides the technical foundation of most dram shop disputes. Robson Forensic employs multiple toxicologists specifically trained to address the scientific aspects related to blood alcohol concentration, intoxication, and impairment.

To address the standard of care for alcoholic beverage service, we also have experts whose backgrounds include experience as trainers from alcohol service programs, bar and restaurant managers, and retired law enforcement officers experienced in enforcing relevant laws and administering field sobriety checks.

Dram Shop & Liquor Liability

The sale and service of alcohol is frequently contended in litigation involving motor vehicle crashes, assaults, and premises liability. Our experts in liquor liability conduct comprehensive investigations to determine if the sale or service of alcohol was conducted in a manner that complied with local laws or industry standards of care. These investigations are performed within the context of virtually any alcohol serving environment from bars and restaurants to social clubs and private gatherings.

The thorough investigation of a dram shop incident often requires the analysis of a toxicologist to reconstruct Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) levels at the time of the incident as well as the last drink served. Toxicology experts can address issues such as:

  • Intoxication
  • Impairment
  • Visible Intoxication
  • Tolerance
  • Service of Alcohol
  • BAC Reconstruction
  • Bar, Restaurant & Nightclub Operations

Comprehensive Dram Shop Investigations

Cases involving alcohol or drugs of abuse often involve traumatic injuries related to vehicular crashes, assaults, or premises safety. When advantageous to our clients, Robson Forensic can involve experts in crash reconstruction, highway engineering, biomechanical engineering, human factors, premises safety, or digital forensics; effectively providing a complete forensic solution for the resolution of dram shop disputes.

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