The problem of underage drinking is a concern for everyone who understands the potential consequences of driving under the influence. Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed by intoxicated drivers, many of whom are not even legally permitted to drink. Unfortunately, it is often those who should exercise better judgment who furnish minors with alcohol. That is why, in the state of Wisconsin, adults who supply alcohol to minors are subject to civil litigation if the minor in question later caused an accident which injured a third party.
The Wausau social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® have years of experience helping victims of drunk driving accidents get the justice and compensation they need. If you or someone you love was injured by an intoxicated minor, we may be able to help you seek compensation from those who supplied the minor with alcohol. To speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, contact us at 800-242-2874.
Over time, Wisconsin has refined their stance on the consequences of providing alcohol to a minor and what constitutes negligence on an adult’s part when it comes to minors causing automobile accidents. According to Wisconsin law today, an alcohol provider may be held responsible for an accident if:
Unlike some other states, an adult has no responsibility for an accident caused by another adult, even if they were the ones who provided them with alcohol. Also, a social host is relieved of responsibility if they provided alcohol to a minor while they were with a parent or a spouse who is over 21 years old.
If you or a loved one was injured by a minor after they were provided alcohol by an adult, you could be entitled to compensation from the adult in question. For more information on your rights, contact of our experienced Wausau social host liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., by calling 800-242-2874 today.