It is widely understood that across the United States it is illegal to consume, purchase or possess alcohol if you are under the age of 21, with few exceptions. However, even when parents take care to protect their children and keep them from breaking the law, it is not guaranteed others will do the same. Tragically, there are many cases of underage individuals harming themselves or others after being served alcohol at a party and then attempting to drive or make their way home.
If your child has been harmed after drinking alcohol provided by a negligent adult or establishment, you may be confused as to what steps to take next. We are the experienced Delaware drunk drivers lawyers of Morris James, LLP, and we are ready to help. Our practiced professionals can help you fight back against those responsible for allowing your loved one to get dangerously intoxicated. Contact our office today at 302-655-2599 to discuss your situation and legal options.
Understanding Social Host Liability
When a young person goes to a party or gathering, social host liability laws hold the host accountable for ensuring that underage party attendees are not drinking. When a negligent host allows your child to drink and does not properly care for his or her safety, the consequences may include:
- Car accidents
- Alcohol poisoning
The practiced Delaware social host liability attorneys of Morris James, LLP, have represented the needs of a variety of clients harmed through the negligence of others. Contact us today to learn how we can help you during this difficult time.
If your child has fallen victim to an accident or injury after negligently being served alcohol by someone else, you may be eligible to take legal action. Contact the Delaware injury lawyers of Morris James, LLP, today at 302-655-2599 to learn more about your legal options from an experienced professional.