A Complete Guide to Serving and Hosting Responsibly

Chapter 4: How to Mitigate Your Liquor Liability Risks & Avoid Lawsuits


In the last chapter, you read about how expensive and time-consuming a liquor liability lawsuit can be. It doesn't help that the laws can often seem stacked against you. After all, it's not hard to imagine a sober-seeming guest leaving your premises after two drinks and getting into a car accident on the way home.

So are liquor liability lawsuits inevitable? We wouldn't say that – you can always seek to control your liability through risk management.

Here, we'll discuss the ways both businesses and social hosts can mitigate their risks and reduce the chance of being sued for liquor liability. We'll also discuss Liquor Liability Insurance and how it protects you from the high cost of an unavoidable lawsuit.

Next: Part 1: Protecting Your Business from Dram Shop Liability Lawsuits

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