Social Host Liability Law Legal Definition
“What is Social Host Liability Law?”
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Social Host Liability Law
Social Host Liability Law legal definition: The social host liability law in Pennsylvania holds party hosts liable for damages caused by minors who consumed alcohol on their watch. The function of the state’s social host law is to hold social hosts legally responsible – and liable – for any alcohol-related injuries caused to both themselves and others.
Social hosts could be found liable for injuries and wrongful death even in instances where they were not aware that minors were drinking alcohol.
Social Host Liability Law and Car Accident Cases
The social host liability law in Pennsylvania holds party hosts responsible for injuries and property damage caused by a minor who consumed alcohol at their event.
This means a social host claim can be filed for legal compensation for medical bills, missed paychecks, and other expenses related to injuries causes by a minor who was served alcohol at their party. It should be noted that the party host could also be held liable for any and all injuries the at-fault minor suffers, as well.
Social Host Laws and Personal Injury Cases
The state’s social host liability law comes to play in more than just car accident cases. Minors who consume alcohol and then slip, trip, and fall while walking home may sue for damages under the social host liability law in Pennsylvania.
“If someone has a serious case, they will get a great effort and a great outcome working with us,” award-winning attorney Victor Pribanic of Pribanic & Pribanic told Best Lawyers Magazine.