Social Host Liability Could Play a Factor in Your Drunk Driving Accident Case

If you or a family member has been injured or even killed in a drunk driving accident caused by another person, you may already know that you are eligible to recover damages from the wreck. This financial compensation may cover your medical bills, lost wages, and more.

What you may not know is that you may be able to recover damages from more parties than just the negligent driver themselves. This can give you more options, and potentially, more of the financial compensation you need to put your life back together.

If you read our earlier article about Georgia dram shop liability cases, you understand that you may be able to bring legal action against a bar or commercial establishment that sold alcohol to a driver who later caused a serious accident. This same principle can also apply to a social host.

A social host, any non-commercial party that serves alcohol at a get-together to someone who is underage or clearly intoxicated, can also be held liable for their actions if these people later cause a drunk driving accident. If you have been injured in a crash, you may be able to pursue a social host claim.

However, these claims can be very complex and difficult to prove. Oftentimes, the case comes down to witness testimony or the arguments from both sides. To give yourself the best possible chance of earning the compensation you deserve, it is important that you hire an experienced DUI victim attorney in Georgia to help.

An experienced lawyer can help you file the correct paperwork and fight against the insurance companies to recover the maximum amount of damages. If you think social host liability may play a role in your injury case, call Shane Smith Law today at (980) 246-2656 or fill out the form on this page.