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Posted on March 7, 2019 by

What to Know About Host Liability for Alcohol-Related Accidents

Alcohol-related accidents are far too common in the St. Louis area. There have been many car accidents that resulted from people drinking too much, but there are other types of incidents that take place as well. A lot of people aren't aware of host liability laws, which can get them into serious legal trouble. 

What is Host Liability? 

Many states define host liability as being held accountable when alcohol has been given to minors. However, there are also states that hold hosts liable when someone has been permitted to drink excessively to the point of causing injury or harm. The host can be held responsible for any personal and property damages that resulted from the accident. 

The purpose behind host liability laws is to reduce the number of minors who are injured or who die because of alcohol-related accidents. 

Missouri's Host Liablity Laws

The State of Missouri has social host liability laws. That means the laws apply regardless of the age of the victim. A lot of people don't know that these laws exist. When they or someone they love is injured in this type of incident, they don't always know to contact St. Louis personal injury attorneys for help. 

Your St. Louis personal injury attorneys understand what the law says about host liability in our state. We will fight hard to get you the compensation that you rightfully deserve. Contact us.