To learn more about New York’s social host liability laws, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced and dedicated Queens personal injury attorneys.

What are New York’s social host liability laws?

In New York, the social host liability law, also known as the “Alcohol Purchase Age Law,” was created to hold a social host responsible for an injured party if the host served alcohol to an underage guest who later caused the injuries. It is important to recognize, however, that the law does not inflict liability on social hosts who serve visibly intoxicated guests who are of legal drinking age.

To learn more about social host laws in New York, it is in your best interest to reach out to our firm today.

What are New York’s dram shop laws?

According to New York’s dram shop laws, an injured party can bring a claim against an alcohol vendor in the event that the vendor illegally provided alcohol to the person who caused the injuries. In most circumstances, liability comes up in two kinds of instances:

  • the vendor provides alcohol to someone who’s underage, or
  • the vendor provides alcohol to someone who’s already visibly intoxicated.

Do not wait to reach out to our firm today if you were injured as a result of a negligent alcohol vendor. Our legal team is on your side no matter what.

Can I recover damages for my injury?

According to New York’s statute of limitations, a claim for dram shop or social host liability must be filed within three years from the date of the accident to be identified in state court. But, it is essential that you retain the services of a skilled personal injury attorney, because there are many factors that can alter the statute of limitations in your case.

If you would like to recover the compensation you need to heal from your injuries, you will need to prove that your injuries were a direct result of another’s negligence. The only way to receive monetary compensation for dram shop and social host claims is through money damages. Damages might include things like compensating an injured party for a number of losses, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

It is in your best interest to reach out to our Queens personal injury attorneys if you were injured and would like to pursue legal action. Our legal team is on your side.

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The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.