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Personal Injury Lawsuits: How To Avoid Them At Your Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

by Alan Medina

Brides-to-be and grooms-to-be will often go out for one last night of their lives before they are no longer single. Some will opt for a minimalist dinner with a few close friends, while others will opt for something a bit more memorable and exciting. However, the latter can quickly turn into a night full of trouble if you aren't careful, so it is important that you keep the law in mind. The last thing you want is for your last night of fun to turn into an ugly personal injury lawsuit later. So, here are a few legal tips to try to keep in mind:

Keep Things Hazard-Free.

If your house is going to be the location for the party, then this means that you can be held liable if anyone gets injured at the party. You are responsible for ensuring the environment is relatively safe for guests. So, for example, if guests are going to be allowed to swim, make sure that there are some non-slip rubber mats around the pool to help prevent slip-and-falls and potential injury lawsuits against yourself. Plus, you wouldn't want your maid of honor or best man on crutches on your wedding day!

Limit What You Post on Social Media.

There are probably going to be lots of pictures taken at the party. After all, you want photos that you can keep to remember this night forever, and there's going to plenty of moments that are scrapbook-worthy. However, you need to limit what you put on your social network accounts. Depending on what is in the photos, it could get someone arrested, ruin someone's marriage/relationship or even cause someone to lose their job – all of which could lead to them potentially filing a personal injury lawsuit against you for posting the image and causing the harm.

Don't Overlook the Importance of the Legal Drinking Age.

Even though the party is at your house, there is still a legal drinking age and it does apply to you and your home. If one of the bridesmaids or groomsmen is under the legal drinking age of 21, you cannot serve them alcohol and expect to not get arrested if caught. Not only that, but if they end up suffering alcohol poisoning or leave your home and get into an accident, their parents may decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against you for the damages and say that you are responsible since you were the person who furnished them the alcohol in the first place.

Contact a personal injury lawyer for more information.