In the state of Wisconsin it is illegal for private individuals to serve alcohol to minors, except in very specific circumstances, such as when they are accompanied by their parents. Regrettably, Wisconsin has the largest rate of underage drinking in the nation, and many of those minors make the unfortunate decision to drive while intoxicated. In certain situations, drivers who have been in accident with a minor who was served alcohol at a non-commercial property may be able to seek financial compensation from the person who provided the minor with alcohol.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by an intoxicated minor, it is important to ensure that you understand your legal rights and options. The Rhinelander social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are prepared to help you hold these individuals accountable for the harm that you have suffered. Contact us at 800-242-2874.
When underage drinkers get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, they may share legal responsibility for any resulting collisions. The conditions that Wisconsin state law requires for social host liability to be applied are:
Intoxicated drivers represent an incredibly dangerous hazard for other motorists, increasing the potential for life-altering injuries and significant medical bills. Not only should the minor who was driving be held accountable but also the social host who served them alcohol.
Do not hesitate to seek legal counsel if you have been hurt in a crash caused by an intoxicated minor. A civil lawsuit against the driver and the person who served him or her can help you to obtain the financial compensation you deserve for medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other damages. Contact the Rhinelander social host liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.