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Liquor liability insurance helps protect a business that sells, serves, or distributes alcohol. This type of business insurance can help cover claims of bodily injury or property damage that an intoxicated person causes after a company serves them alcohol.
If your business gets sued, liquor liability insurance helps cover your:
The types of businesses that typically need a liquor liability insurance policy include bars, breweries, restaurants, liquor stores, convenience stores, wineries, grocery stores, and so on. Any business that sells alcohol, regardless of size, is exposed to liquor liability and could benefit from purchasing insurance. Sometimes, businesses are legally required to get this coverage before they will be given a liquor license or a commercial lease.
Liquor liability insurance is important if your business is in a state with dram shop laws. These laws allow businesses to be held liable if they sell or serve alcohol to intoxicated individuals who cause an injury or damage to property. Thirty states have dram shop laws in place.
Liquor liability insurance can be tailored to fit your business. A bar owner may wish to add assault and battery coverage to protect against claims that a bouncer injured a customer or to secure coverage against employees drinking on the job. You can also secure coverage for specific incidents of violence, claims of mental damages, and more.
Different policies have different coverage limits, so you can choose an appropriate extent of coverage for your business. Talk to us to determine which coverage areas are most important for your business and to find a policy that provides appropriate coverage.