Social Host Liability Laws in California

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If you own a home in California, it's important to be aware of social host liability laws. These laws make homeowners responsible for any damage or injuries resulting from events hosted on their property. If you're planning an event, ensure you understand your obligations and take steps to protect yourself.


If you’re a social person who likes to host parties, it’s essential to be aware of social host laws and how they may apply to you. According to California Civil Code Section 1714(c), If you host a gathering at your home and someone under the legal drinking age is served alcohol, you could be held liable for any resulting damage or injuries.

 Additionally, if someone who is intoxicated leaves your party and gets into an accident, you could also be held responsible. For this reason, exercising caution is important when hosting any type of gathering where alcohol will be served. If you're unsure how to proceed, it's always best to seek legal assistance. By being knowledgeable about social host laws, you can help protect yourself and your property from potential legal trouble.

Premises Liability Lawyers

You may be entitled to legal assistance if you have been injured on another person's property.

Accidents can be frequently traced back to the negligence of the property owner, and if you have been injured as a result, you may be able to hold them accountable.

At Kershaw Talley Barlow, we have extensive experience handling premises liability cases, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve. We understand the challenges that you are facing, and we will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Call us at (916) 520-6639 or visit our website to get started on a free consultation.

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