Wisconsin Social Host Liability Attorneys
Because of the effect that alcohol consumption can have upon a person’s actions and behavior, there are laws in place to govern the dispensation of alcohol. The concept of “social host liability” is one such feature of law, and pertains to the legal liability of event hosts for the subsequent actions of their guests. In Wisconsin, if a third party is injured in a car accident caused by a minor driver who was provided alcohol by an adult, the adult dispenser may be found to bear partial liability for the accident.
With all the ways in which something could go wrong, providing alcohol to a minor is extremely irresponsible. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident because of a minor who was served alcohol by an irresponsible host, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the Wisconsin social host liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 to discuss your claim.
Social Host Liability Laws in Wisconsin
Wisconsin has the highest underage drinking rate in the nation. This leads to an increased likelihood of accidents that are a direct result of the provision of alcohol to a minor. If you have been injured in such an accident, it is important to know a few things about Wisconsin social host liability laws, including:
- A host who provides alcohol to a minor at a party or otherwise may be held liable for an accident that injures a third party
- In 2008, in the case of Nichols v. Progressive Northern Insurance Co. it was decided that social host liability did not extend to property owners who are aware of underage drinking on their property but are not serving the minors themselves
- Individuals who provide alcohol to minors with the permission of their parents are not liable
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by irresponsible adults providing alcohol to minors, getting an attorney who has intricate knowledge of Wisconsin social host liability laws is of utmost importance.
Underage drinking is a serious issue because providing alcohol to a minor can lead to a chain of events that ends in tragedy. If you have been injured as a consequence of an adult providing alcohol to a minor, the Wisconsin social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 800-242-2874.