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Parent’s Responsibility for Underage Drinking

By Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey  Sep. 7, 2011 3:13p

Parents may not realize that they can be held responsible for injuries sustained by others after leaving the property while intoxicated. While this can include adults as well, it is important to keep in mind that underage drinking, even on private property, can have devastating consequences. There are severe legal repercussions for any injuries sustained when parents allow minors to become inebriated. Some parents may be under the opinion that it is better to allow kids to drink where they will be "safe." If, however, they then leave the property in their intoxicated state and get into an accident, the parents may be held culpable for the resultant injuries and damages. Contact a New Hampshire personal injury attorney to find out if you have a case.

New Hampshire liquor liability laws cover more than just patrons of a bar. Besides any civil suit for personal injury or wrongful death, criminal charges can be brought against those who supply alcohol to minors. Parents may think their children are safe from alcohol poisoning or causing drunk driving accidents but according to a study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism on teens, 60% of the teens said they consumed alcohol within a twelve month period but only half of the parents of these drinking teens believed that their children drank.

Speak with a New Hampshire Liquor Liability Attorney

If your child was injured after becoming intoxicated at another parent's house or while under the supervision of another adult, you should seek immediate legal representation. Each attorney on our legal team is dedicated to providing excellent service to every client whose case we take on. With a combined experience of over 50 years, we understand the intricacies of personal injury law and the emotional and physical pain our client may be suffering.

We have successfully represented clients in Portsmouth, Manchester, Nashua, Dover, Rochester and surrounding areas. We may be able to get you compensation to cover all medical bills, physical therapy, pain, suffering, and any other losses that may have been experienced after an accident. Liquor liability matters can be complicated requiring someone that knows how to show how an individual or party was negligent. If you become a client, you will see that an attorney with us knows how to prove a case and get results!

Contact a New Hampshire liquor liability lawyer today and see what we may be able to do to obtain due compensation on your behalf.

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