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Waukesha Social Host Liability Lawyers

In Wisconsin, social host laws work differently than in other states. While both dram shop and social host liability laws in other states often consider an establishment or host liable if a person becomes overly intoxicated, Wisconsin law applies only if the intoxicated individual is under the legal drinking age.

For additional information and a free consultation with an attorney regarding your injuries, contact the Waukesha social host liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874

Social Host Responsibility

One of the major complications with Wisconsin state law is that minors are permitted to consume alcohol if they are accompanied by an adult. This means, in a social setting, that an underage drinker is legally allowed to drink if their parents or guardians are present and consent to the drinking. As a result, there are some legal complications that arise:

  • Hosts are not liable if the underage drinker is accompanied by a parent
  • Parents must be supervising their children in these situations
  • Minors can be considered liable in social host cases
  • Alcohol providers or recipients cannot usually claim liability
  • Underage drinkers may claim liability if the alcohol was illegally provided

Considering the wide range of cases and scenarios covered by social host liability, the law can be extremely useful for those needing to cover substantial medical bills following an accident.

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If you or someone you love has been injured by an intoxicated minor, you deserve financial compensation. To learn more about your options following your injury, contact the Waukesha social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today at 800-242-2874.

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