If you own or operate any type of business where liquor is served or sold, then you could be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur as a result of their intoxication. Even if your company is not involved with providing alcohol on a day-to-day basis but say you obtained a liquor license to serve alcohol at a special event, you can still be deemed responsible and held liable for subsequent actions of your guests. That’s why it is wise to take steps to reduce your risk from liquor liability and resulting lawsuits.
Regardless of whether you charge for alcoholic drinks or provide them free to guests at a special event, you need to protect yourself and your business from potential lawsuits as a contributing factor in harmful behaviour. Here are five ways to reduce your risk from liquor liability:
In spite of your best efforts to avoid being sued for contributing to a liquor-related accident or injury, it is best to be prepared for the worst with a policy that includes liquor liability coverage. Depending on your business, you could be held responsible in the following circumstances:
When was the last time you reviewed your insurance policy? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t look at your policy until you need to make a claim and that could be too late. For peace of mind, a quick call to your insurance expert will make sure you are properly protected from potential risks due to liquor liability.
If you have any questions or concerns about your risk regarding liquor liability, feel free to contact Sean McNamara at Mitchell and Whale Insurance Brokers at 1-800-731-2228 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I specialize in commercial insurance and I’d be happy to talk with you.