In Wisconsin, an individual aged below 21 is only allowed to possess or consume alcohol if they are accompanied by an appropriate guardian of legal drinking age. Anyone who allows an underage individual to drink could be held liable if the individual caused damage or injury due to his/her intoxication.
Businesses that illegally provide alcohol to underage individuals are in violation of the Wisconsin’s Dram Shop Law. Under this law, anyone who sells alcohol to an underage individual could be held accountable if the underage individual became involved in an accident and causes injuries. However, a bar, a restaurant, or a liquor store might not be held liable if the underage individual procured alcohol by having an individual of legal age purchase it from the store.
To learn more about what you can do after being hurt in an accident caused by an intoxicated individual below legal age, consult with our team of personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Milwaukee office at (414) 271-0900 today.