Being the host of a holiday party can help you enjoy the season with family and friends, but if you’re serving alcohol there are also some things that you need to be aware of to protect yourself from New Haven personal injury liability.
In the State of Connecticut, social hosts can be held liable if one of their guests leaves their home intoxicated and ends up injuring or killing someone after getting on the road. Liabilities greatly increase if the guest of the party is under the legal drinking age of 21 years old.
There are a few sure-fire ways to make sure that your guests arrive home safely after attending your holiday party.
- Don’t serve alcohol at your party at all. This is the best way to avoid any liability when a guest at your party leaves your home and injures someone.
- Take your guest’s keys and offer him/her a place to spend the night. If your guest is intoxicated, keep them off the road. They may put up a fight, but in the end they will thank you for watching out for them.
- Call them a cab. If you don’t have the room or your guest refuses to spend the night, call them a cab to get them home safely.
If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver who was returning home from a holiday party, let an experienced and knowledgeable New Haven personal injury lawyer help you with your claim.