Under North Carolina dram shop laws, if a victim of a drunk driving crash can prove certain elements, they can recover financial compensation for the losses their injuries caused:
- The victim must prove that the drunk driver obtained alcohol at the establishment they are suing.
- The alcohol the establishment sold the driver caused the driver’s intoxication.
- The driver was legally drunk at the time of the crash.
- The accident was a result of the driver’s intoxication and the victim’s injuries were caused by the crash.