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Serving Alcohol at the Company Holiday Party Can Make an Employer Liable

Serving alcohol at the company holiday party can make an employer liable for anyone who is injured in a car accident as the employees return home from the party.  This time of year it is very common for a business to host a holiday party to thank its employees and to celebrate the season.  These parties are largely social events where food and alcohol are served, often unfortunately in excess.

If an intoxicated employee causes an accident on the way home from a company party, the employer may be held liable for the injuries and expenses of the victims of that accident.  Courts across the country and here in Kentucky have held employers who hold a holiday party responsible for the serious or fatal injuries resulting from an employee or impaired driver who attended the event.

If you intend to attend a work-related holiday party it is important to understand the risks to yourself as well as your employer.  Serving alcohol at the company holiday party can make an employer liable.  However, the person driving the car who is responsible for the accident itself will also carry considerable liability, including potential criminal charges.  The best policy is to plan ahead to ensure drivers will limit alcohol consumption, and allow plenty of time before getting behind the wheel of the car to drive home.

The personal injury attorneys at HLH are experienced trial lawyers who work aggressively to identify every potential source of liability and recovery on behalf of our clients.  We have the legal skill and resources to purse not only the driver responsible for the accident, but any other person or entity who shares responsibility.

Were you injured in a motor vehicle accident by a driver under the influence?  They may have been attending a work-related holiday party and the legal issues associated with these cases become quickly quite complex.  You need proven, experienced attorneys to represent you and ensure you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.

We invite you to review the strong recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.

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