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Who will be held liable if an underage drinker causes injuries?

Posted on March 25, 2015 1:19 pm under Drunk Driving Accident

Drinking under the legal age is among the many causes of injurious, sometimes even fatal road accidents across the country. Under Wisconsin’s law, anyone below 21 years old is not allowed to possess, be served, or consume any alcoholic drink unless they are accompanied by a legal guardian, a parent, or a spouse of legal drinking age.

Individuals who have knowingly provided alcoholic beverages to the underage drinker are called social hosts, and they could be held liable if the individual caused injuries due to alcohol intoxication. An adult who provided underage teens alcohol during a party at his or her home, for instance, is considered a social host, and so is an individual of legal age who helped an underage drinker acquire alcohol by lending his ID.

To learn more about taking legal action after being hurt in a DUI-related car incident in Wisconsin, our team of personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your situation today.