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Appleton Social Host Liability Lawyers

People who throw parties at their homes run the risk of being held accountable for the actions of their guests after they leave the party if those guests are minors to whom they served alcohol. This is the basis of social host liability in the state of Wisconsin.

If you have suffered an injury in an accident with an intoxicated minor, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the individual who served him or her alcohol. To learn more, contact the Appleton social host liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today.

Understanding Social Host Liability

In general, social host liability is a statute that varies by state. In Wisconsin, individuals can only be held accountable for their intoxicated guests’ actions when those guests are under the legal drinking age. There are several justifications for this, including the following:

  • It is illegal to provide alcohol to minors
  • People under the age of 21 cannot legally consume alcohol
  • Individuals who serve alcohol to minors are instigators for crime

Under this law, a driver who has suffered harm in an accident with an underage drinker may be able to recover financial compensation from the individual who served him or her. To learn more about the legal concept of social host liability, contact an Appleton social host liability lawyer.

Contact Us

The Appleton social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, can help you fight for financial compensation if you have been injured in an accident with an underage drinker. Contact our office today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights and options.

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