Author: Trent S. Kerns, Chesterfield VA Personal Injury Attorney
The holiday season is approaching, and the time is here for friends and family to gather and celebrate. You may even wish to throw a party this season, but the prospect of serving alcohol to a large group can be worrisome. What level of responsibility do you have? What if a guest at your party drives drunk? What if they hurt themselves or someone else?
The answers to these questions are rooted in a Virginia legal doctrine known as contributory negligence. Contributory negligence states that if a person is injured, they can only make a recovery for their injury if they did not contribute at all to the accident. In this case, the drinker…