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Rhinelander Social Host Liability Attorneys

Wisconsin’s state social host liability laws work differently than those that are found in many other states. While other states may hold a host responsible for allowing a drunken guest to leave and cause an accident, the state of Wisconsin only applies this liability to underage drinkers. In these cases, social hosts may face harsh penalties.

As the victim of an accident or injury caused by an intoxicated minor, you may be able to pursue a civil lawsuit against the social host who served them alcohol. Contact the Rhinelander social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today for a free consultation regarding your case.

Specifics of Wisconsin Social Host Liability Law

State social host laws in Wisconsin are fairly complicated due to the underage drinking laws. In Wisconsin, a person under the age of 21 may consume alcohol if accompanied by an adult. If a person is injured by one of these underage drinkers, social host liability gives the injured person a chance to recover compensation. Social liability problems may arise due to the following complications:

  • Drinkers may only make claims if the provided alcohol was obtained illegally
  • Liability does not apply if a drinker was unaccompanied
  • Hosts cannot usually make a liability claim
  • Minor hosts can be held liable

Although the law deals only with accidents caused by underage drinkers, the potential compensation rewarded through these cases can help injured drivers and pedestrians cover expensive medical costs or lost wages.

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Social host liability laws protect those injured by underage drinkers both on and off the road. If an underage drinker gets behind the wheel and causes an accident, the host of the social gathering may be responsible for any subsequent injuries. To learn more how we may be able to help you in your time of need, contact the Rhinelander social host liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.

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