It’s a nightmare scenario for any parent, the hardest thing they’ll ever go through – losing a child in an accident. The heartbreak they experience is unfathomable and finding closure can be a truly daunting task. A Greenville mother has experienced that loss and that pain, but she’s doing everything in her power to make sure other parents don’t suffer like she did, includes changing our state’s laws.
Her teenage daughter was killed in a DUI accident nearly two decades ago, an accident that she believes was preventable. Her daughter, 18 at the time, was served alcohol at a local bar. When she tried to drive herself home that night, she wrecked her car and lost her life.
It’s a terrible, terrible tragedy, and the mother wants to make sure it never happens again by proposing a South Carolina law that would change the way alcohol is served in restaurants and bars. In honor of her late daughter, the new law called the South Carolina Responsible Alcoholic Beverage Server Training Act was introduced just last week. It would require all workers that serve alcohol to go through a specialized training course.
The courses would be approved by the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services and be required before a business would be able to obtain or renew their alcohol license. The hope is that legislators and the hospitality industry will be working together to find efficient ways to approach South Carolina’s DUI problem. The new proposed law has a long way to go before being put into place, but as wrongful death lawyers in Greenville, we know there’s one mother willing to continue the fight for as long as it takes.
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You might not know what to do after losing a loved one in an accident. Here at Harris & Graves we want to do everything we can to help you during this heartbreaking time. Contact our Greenville wrongful death attorneys to find out how we serve surviving families of fatal accidents.