Most of us are aware that in all 50 states of the US, it is against the law for individuals under the age of 21 to possess or purchase alcohol. Many people are confused about the laws governing underage drinking, and think that all consumption of alcohol by those under 21 is illegal. However, most states provide exceptions for times when minors can drink, including being provided alcohol by family or location-specific exceptions. Most people age 21 and above support the current age of requirement for drinking, largely because it can be so dangerous for young people to consume alcohol.
Why is underage drinking taken so seriously? The following are some facts about the dangers of underage drinking:
Binge drinking is especially dangerous, since it is associated with serious accidents, violence, liver damage and other serious health problems, STDs, unwanted pregnancy, and more.
Underage drinking can prove dangerous for many of us, in various ways. Despite the dangers, many underage individuals choose to drink and sometimes also drive. If such an individual hurt you or a loved one in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Depending on the details of your case, it could be the minor or another party who is considered liable for your injuries. Contact the Stevens Point car accident lawyers of Habush Habush Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your case today.