In many cases, social host liability cases arise because a party host gave alcohol to a minor and that person then injured someone else in a drunk driving accident. As a result, victims of drunk driving accidents often suffer from serious injuries and medical expenses, many of which cause a range of other related problems, especially financially. In such a situation, not only should the actual drunk driver be held liable, but so too should the host responsible for recklessly providing alcohol and allowing the driver to operate their vehicle when they clearly should not have been.
Every person who decides to host a party or get-together in which alcohol is involved assumes a certain responsibility for those drinking at the party. If you or someone that you love has been injured by a drunk driver because a party host gave him or her alcohol, the negligent social host may also be liable for the repercussions of both the driver’s and their irresponsible behavior. To learn about how we may be able to fight for you in such a situation, call an experienced Sheboygan social host liability lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000.
Any social host assumes a certain amount of responsibility for the alcohol that is distributed at his or her gathering. In Wisconsin, a social host could face a number of different penalties for giving alcohol to others at his or her party or establishment if that person is under the legal drinking age of 21. According to the State Bar of Wisconsin, he or she might face:
If an underage drunk driver was at a social gathering prior to being involved in an accident with you, the social host might owe you monetary compensation for the serious and undue pain and suffering you and your family are likely experiencing.
You should not have to face the consequences of someone else’s negligent or dangerous behavior on your own. Our skilled Sheboygan social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are dedicated to supporting victims of drunk driving accidents by helping them to understand their legal rights and fighting to protect their interests. Call us today at (920) 459-8000 to discuss what we can do for you.