What is social host liability?
August 25, 2023
Social host liability is a legal concept applied in many states across the US, including Illinois. It implicates hosts who serve alcohol on their premises to individuals who then cause harm to others due to their intoxication. It’s a topic that many individuals often have questions about, particularly in relation to Illinois social host liability…
BYOB liability: Am I liable if my guests get too drunk?
August 21, 2023
Hosting a BYOB (Bring Your Own Booze) event or incorporating this concept into your restaurant service can provide an alternative and engaging way to entertain. However, it also brings forth some legal considerations and potential risks related to the consumption of alcohol by guests or customers. This FAQ aims to provide some guidance on the…
Does homeowners insurance cover personal injury?
July 20, 2023
Homeowners are often required to purchase homeowners insurance as part of their mortgage requirements. When an individual suffers injuries on your property, your homeowners insurance policy may be able to offer some financial protection. However, getting the insurance company to compensate you according to the terms of your policy could prove to be more challenging…
I was hit by a drunk driver. Can I sue the bar that served them for premises liability?
July 18, 2023
If you suffered an injury after being hit by a drunk driver, you’re probably anxious to hold them accountable. It might surprise you to learn that under Illinois dram shop liability laws, you may be able to pursue legal action against the bar that served them. An experienced Chicago premises liability lawyer can utilize Illinois…