Appleton Social Host Liability Attorneys

Underage drinking is a serious problem in the state of Wisconsin. In fact, the state holds the highest rate of underage drinking in the United States. Each year, thousands are injured by intoxicated underage drivers. Understandably, Wisconsin takes the furnishing of alcohol to a minor very seriously, and if someone is injured by an underage drunk driver, it is possible under Wisconsin law for the provider of the alcohol to be held liable for the injury in a civil suit.

If you or a loved one was hurt by an intoxicated driver who was underage, you could be entitled to compensation from the person who provided the minor with alcohol. The Appleton social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are committed to helping victims of drunk driving accidents get the justice they deserve. To speak with one of our experienced attorneys today, contact us at 800-242-2874.

Social Host Liability

According Wisconsin law, if an intoxicated driver who is under the age of 21 causes an accident, it is possible that the provider of the alcohol will be held responsible if:

  • A social host knowingly provided alcohol to an underage individual
  • A social host should have known that they were providing alcohol to a minor
  • An adult provided funds to an underage person for the purpose of purchasing alcohol

In the state of Wisconsin, in contrast to certain other states, a social host has no liability for injuries caused by an adult to whom they furnished alcohol. Additionally, the social host has no liability if they furnish alcohol to a minor under the supervision of a parent or spouse of legal drinking age.

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Adults have a responsibility to refrain from providing alcohol to underage persons. If you or someone you love was injured because of an intoxicated underage driver, you could be entitled to financial compensation from the person who provided alcohol to the minor. To speak with an attorney about your case today, contact the Appleton social host liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 today.