Lake Geneva Social Host Liability Lawyers
In the State of Wisconsin, individuals who host parties or social gatherings can be held accountable when they serve alcohol to underage drinkers who then injure others. This statute is known as social host liability, and party hosts may be subject to strict and severe civil punishments if they violate the law in this regard.
Victims of underage drinkers may be able to sue party hosts for financial compensation. If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident with an underage drunk driver, contact the Lake Geneva social host liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.
Understanding Social Host Liability
When an individual decides to throw a party at his or her residence, that individual effectively assumes responsibility over his or her guests while they are on his or her property. Their liability ends as soon as the partygoer leaves the premises.
The only exception to this rule is underage drinkers. Hosts who provide alcohol to underage individuals may be deemed legally liable for the intoxicated actions of the underage drinker even when they are far removed from the premises. This may become problematic when the underage drinker:
- Causes a motor vehicle accident
- Physically attacks another person, causing injury
- Engages in behaviors that result in the destruction of personal property
Victims of underage drunk drivers may be able to gain financial compensation from both the underage drinker and the individual who provided him or her with alcohol. For more information, individuals should contact a Lake Geneva social host liability lawyer.
The Lake Geneva social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, believe that the persons who have been injured in accidents attributable to the impaired actions of underage drinkers should fight to hold them accountable for their actions. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to learn more.