Essential Information About Commercial Host Liability

Essential Information About Commercial Host Liability

There are countless articles and stories about drinking and driving charges, but there are some pieces of information that you might not know.

Did you know that commercial hosts serving alcoholic beverages can be held liable, in addition to the automobile’s owner, for financial losses and obligations in the event of impaired driving leading to a car accident?  If a person serves alcohol to their guests, they are legally obligated to provide responsible drinking.

Did you know that no insurance company in Ontario will pay for collision loss if the driver of the motor vehicle has been charged with impaired driving?  This happens to be a standard exclusion for most insurance companies.  Also, the “Public Legal Liability” of the insurance policy is reduced to a minimum limit of $200,000.

For more information about defending drinking and driving charges, order a copy of Auger Hollingsworth’s new consumer guide: “Fighting Drinking and Driving Charges”.

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