Social Host Liability
Most people have heard of lawsuits filed against bars or other establishments that over-served customers, or served alcohol to minors. Fewer people realize that you do not have to own a business establishment to be partially liable for alcohol-related car accidents. Under a policy known as social host liability, people who serve alcohol to minors in their homes can be held responsible.
If you or a member of your family has been injured by a drunk driver, you may have a case against one or more parties involved. The San Antonio DWI victim attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers can provide the complete information and skilled representation you need to protect your rights. Call us at (210) 999-9999.
When Social Host Liability Applies
The medical care and property repairs that are needed after a drunk driving accident can be very costly for innocent victims. You may want to pursue a personal injury claim if you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, and the following apply:
- The other driver was a minor at the time of the accident.
- He or she was served alcohol at a private residence.
- The owner of that residence failed to take reasonable steps to avoid serving alcohol to minors.
In some cases, social host liability claims can also be filed against people who served alcohol to adults, if the adults in question were clearly intoxicated but continued to be served. However, these cases are often difficult to try in Texas, and rely on many different factors.
Our San Antonio social host liability attorneys believe that no one should have to suffer for another party’s careless behavior. We will fight to help you receive the full compensation you deserve.
If you have been a victim of a drunk driver, you may have grounds for legal action against the driver himself or herself, as well as the party that negligently served him or her. To learn more, contact the San Antonio drunk driving injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.