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Social Host Liability Laws

In DUI personal injury lawsuits, there are often more liable parties than just the drunk driver who directly caused the accident and resulting injuries. If the driver was served copious amounts of alcohol at a party or social function before the accident, the host of the function may be found liable for damages under social host liability laws.

The main function of social host liability laws is making it easier to prosecute adults who serve alcohol to minors. Although these laws sometime cover non-minors as well, most of the time they are used in cases of minors involved in DUIs.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver who was served large amounts of alcohol at a function prior to the accident, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

Social Host Liability Laws

Social host liability laws vary from state to state, but most states will only impose the laws on party hosts in situations where:

  • Alcohol was served to a minor
  • The host was blatantly reckless in continuing to serve alcohol to a guest that was very obviously intoxicated.

Social host liability laws are a useful tool in fighting underage drinking and holding adults responsible for bad decision making.

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To find out more about social host liability laws and how they may relate to your DUI personal injury case, contact the Green Bay car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.

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