When people host parties or social gatherings, a large majority of them choose to serve alcohol. Unfortunately, this can potentially lead to intoxicated party guests driving home, which puts other motorists on the road in danger of auto accidents. However, social host liability laws give those injured in drunk driving accidents the ability to take legal action against the other individuals at fault for the accidents besides the intoxicated drivers.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you may need financial compensation to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. For more information about social host liability and whether it applies to your case, contact the Stevens Point social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 and schedule a free consultation.
Just like its dram shop liability laws, the state of Wisconsin has limited social host liability laws. This means that drunk driving accident victims can only take legal action against a social host if the case involves a minor. If a social host serves alcohol to a minor who then causes a drunk driving accident, the social host may be held partially responsible for the incident.
Social hosts have a responsibility to only serve alcohol to those who are of legal drinking age as well as to stop serving individuals who are overly intoxicated. Additionally, social hosts should encourage the guests to use designated drivers or taxis rather than drive while inebriated. Failure to do so can result in devastating accidents.
If you or someone you love has been hurt by a drunk driver under the age of 21, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the driver at fault as well as any other responsible parties. Fortunately, the Stevens Point social host liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are here to help you every step of the way. To learn more about how social host liability laws affect your case, contact us today at 800-242-2874.