A Complete Guide to Serving and Hosting Responsibly

Chapter 2: How and When Can You Be Liable for Liquor-Fueled Accidents?


In the previous chapter, you learned what liquor liability is, and you now know that you can be held responsible (sued) for the damaging actions of the people to whom you've served alcohol. But what, exactly, can you be held accountable for? And how?

Before you can take the steps necessary to protect yourself from liquor liability, these questions must be answered.

This chapter takes a look at the various types of injuries and damages for which small-business owners and social hosts can be held responsible – and the lawsuits that often follow. Then we'll explore state dram shop and social host laws that enforce this liability.

Next: Part 1: What Is Liquor Liability Risk?

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