In the state of Wisconsin, it is possible for a third party to be held accountable in a drunk driving accident. Under the state’s social host liability law, a private individual who provides alcohol to a minor who then proceeds to cause a car accident may be found to bear responsibility for at least a portion of resulting damages. There is no such provision for adults of legal drinking age because they are deemed by law to be wholly responsible for their own actions.
If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by an intoxicated motorist who was underage, you may be able to hold the minor and their alcohol provider liable for your medical expenses and other considerations. Contact the Milwaukee social host liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to speak with a dedicated member of our legal team.
There are certain stipulations that must be met for social host liability to be applicable in a drunk driving accident. If a drunken minor gets into a wreck, the alcohol provider will only be accountable if:
If these conditions apply to your accident, you may have legal recourse to seek financial compensation for your emotional trauma and physical injuries from the person who furnished alcohol to the minor in a social setting.
The Milwaukee social host liability attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are passionately committed to fighting for the justice and compensation that our clients deserve when they have been hurt in drunk driving accidents caused by minors. Contact us by calling (414) 271-0900 today.