A lot of people would be surprised to learn that there are quite a number of laws regarding the manufacture, distribution, sale, and consumption of alcohol. And it’s not always about DUI’s either, but it does tend to all be interrelated in some way to the illegal things that people can do while drinking. There are lawyers that specialize in helping companies maneuver within the law, remain in business, keep their insurance coverage, and still earn a profit and they’re usually called alcohol law advisor, or liquor law liability consultants.
The First Object Is To Stay Within The Law
Of course, as a business it’s important for your long-term strategy to stay within the law in every way possible, it’s the only way to stay in business these days. But, as with any type of law, there are difficult parts that will constantly pose problems on a certain level that could at any time mean the end of your business.
Take into consideration the bar or tavern owner that has a client enter that has been drinking elsewhere for several hours. He orders one drink, then leaves in his car and has a horrible accident on his way home, killing a family of five. The last bar that he visited can be charged in many states under the liquor law liability portion of their insurance and the payoff could be huge. Then their insurance would most likely be canceled and not being able to find another insurer, they would have to go out of business.
This scenario is one that happens quite frequently across the US on a regular basis and businesses need to constantly train their employees on the importance of following the law and recognizing intoxication. This is where a competent alcohol law advisor that visits and instructs the employees frequently can have a positive long-term effect on a company.
Other situations also arise, even outside of the alcohol service industry, and that would be at an event such as a company barbeque, dinner function, or other event that served alcohol. Allowing those that had too much to drink to drive home could end up bankrupting the company in short order if someone were to have an accident.
There are plenty of other examples of where a company, or even private individual, could easily make a mistake and end up on the wrong side of a lawsuit. Staying aware at all times is important in today’s world in order to not become a loser in court of everything you own because of one small mistake.