Holiday parties are great ways to share the joy of the holidays with family, friends, and even coworkers. Sometimes, though, things go wrong. Whether it’s a wayward string of Christmas tree lights, serving up a few too many Christmas spirits, or a sidewalk paver that suddenly grows legs and trips someone up outside your home, you need to make sure your assets are protected when lawsuits emerge.
Did you know you can be held legally responsible and libel if a guest leaves your holiday party intoxicated and has a car accident? The intoxicated guest cannot sue for damages, for the most part. However, if that guest causes injuries to third parties, they are likely to sue for damages. In most states, they will win due to social host liability laws in the state.
Your homeowners insurance policy may not be adequate to handle this particular liability issues. Talk to the qualified staff and Access West Inc. today to learn about social host liability laws and what kind of impact they may have on the holiday parties you throw.