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Liability For Over Serving Alcohol

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An intoxicated driver may not be the only liable party in a drunk driving accident or DUI. In a majority of states there are laws that impose liability on the establishment that serves the alcohol. In some states, this potential liability even extends to social hosts who serve alcohol to their guests. Most likely, a bar or restaurant will be held to a higher standard of care than a social host would be. However, it’s important to remember that if hosting a party where alcohol is served, you are potentially responsible for the acts of your guests if you continue to serve them after they are already intoxicated or nearly intoxicated. A bar or restaurant must also exercise due care when serving patrons and must be sure not to overserve. For more information, contact an attorney in your area today.

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