Most states have enacted more laws in the past years due to serving alcohol in the past and present, which causes the conducers and minors to have major injuries and cause other people to get hurt that maybe with them or not. Drinking and driving and other things have caused so many deaths and injuries all over the world, and the states are trying to prevent these things from happening. Some states have more general social host liability laws, which are not limited to just minors, but to anyone who was encouraged or allowed to drink excessively to the point where he or she was injured or killed or caused somebody else to have an injury or get killed. These laws also hold social hosts liable for property damage related to many accidents and incidents. Such laws also apply to other intoxicating substances. Social host liability laws are like holding bars and alcohol retailers and are liable for injuries or deaths related to the actions of severely intoxicated patrons. Thirty states have statutory provisions that allow licensed establishments such as restaurants, bars, and liquor stores to be held liable for selling or serving alcohol to individuals who cause injuries or death as a result of their intoxication or being drunk. Currently, twenty-two of the 30 states statutorily limits the liability to cases where the establishment sold or served alcohol to an obviously intoxicated individual or a person under the legal drinking age. The 22 states are Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Statutes (which is when an act of a legislature that declares, proscribes or commands something) in Louisiana exempt licensed establishments from liability except in the cases where they serve a person under the legal drinking age. Nevada and South Dakota exempt licensed establishments from liability.
In Texas, providing, selling, or serving an alcoholic beverage may be made the basis of a statutory cause of action under this chapter and may be made the basis of a revocation proceeding under §6.01(b) of this code upon proof that: At the time, the provision occurred it was apparent to the provider that the individual being sold, served, or provided with an alcoholic beverage was obviously intoxicated to the extent that he presented a clear danger to himself and other, and the intoxication of the recipient of the alcoholic beverage was a proximate cause of the damages suffered.
In Texas, an adult at the age of 21 or older is liable for damages proximately caused by the intoxication of a minor under the age of 18 if: The adult is not the minor’s parent, guardian, spouse, or an adult who says the minor has been committed. Also, the adult knowingly: Served or provided to the minor any of the alcoholic beverages that contributed to the minor’s intoxication, or allowed the minor to be served or provided any of the alcoholic beverages that contributed to the minor’s intoxication on the premises owned or leased by the adult.