Lounge Laws for drinking

A host of a gathering or a party is held liable when a guest is intoxicated and causes injury to a third person. This is a concept called as social host liability. In countries that hold it as a law, all those who sell alcoholic beverages are held answerable. Liability laws fall under the alcohol related law suits. These laws apply equally to renters and home owners who sell alcoholic drinks to people who in turn cause injuries to other people. However, these laws target those people above twenty one years.

Any person who is injured by an intoxicated person is allowed to make a personal injury claim under these laws. Basically, there are two types of liability cases; the first and third party cases. The first party liability case occurs the person given the alcoholic drink is the plaintiff. In most countries, this case is not considered unless the plaintiff is a minor. The third party case exists when the person injured is other than the drunken person.

In conclusion, it is important to check the status of the law of one’s country before processing one of the above claims. Some countries do not recognize some of these laws.