to all my readers! Dram Shop Cases: What if someone dies? If someone dies due to a Dram Shop violation, the first thing the Lawyer must do is get an investigator out to the Bar to find out who was there on the night in question and what do they remember. Was the person showing signs of intoxication? Was he slurring his speech? Did he fall over at the Bar? Was he loud and making a scene? Did the Bartender continue to serve him alcohol?The more yes answers to any of the above questions the better your case is against the Bar.