Parents who serve alcohol to teens could face a lawsuit under state of New York law. According to the law, if a person serves alcohol to a minor and they injure themselves or someone else, that person is civilly liable and can be sued for damages suffered.
Most state laws find parents criminally culpable for serving drinks to minors, as well as if an injury occurs.
Under the NY law, party hosts would have to pay for damages suffered by the teenagers involved as well any third parties. This includes bodily injury, mental health, and destruction of property. This is covered under premise liability law which states that owners or tenants of real estate are responsible for injuries to individuals using that property.
If you or a loved one has suffered due a teen drinking accident, contact a Racine Personal Injury Lawyer by calling 1-800-682-3434 today.