Generally defined, a social host is someone who provides alcohol to guests as an act of hospitality, not for commercial purposes. In most cases, social hosts are not liable for damages caused by their guest who drink too much. However, when a social host provides alcohol to minors or allows minors to consume alcohol or if they supplied keys to an intoxicated adult, the social host is liable for the damages caused. Such damages are usually covered under a Texas homeowner’s insurance policy; therefore, you will need the guidance of an experienced social host liability attorney in Dallas to let you know what legal rights you have against the homeowner. Further, what specific damages you may be entitled to recover including but not limited to all your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, permanent disfigurement and injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver who was served alcohol by a social host in the Dallas, Texas area, contact a drunk driver accident attorney to discuss your potential legal claims. Call 214-880-9988 (toll free 800-589-1413) (Dallas) or 214-880-9988 (San Antonio) or e-mail us today for a free consultation. You WILL speak with a lawyer in our Dallas or San Antonio office, not a legal assistant or paralegal.