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Liquor Liability Insurance in Mount Vernon WA & Skagit County WA

Liquor laws vary widely by state, but one universal truth across the country is that all locations selling intoxicating beverages are at risk if the people they serve decide to make poor choices. Liquor liability policies are very specific about what they cover, and our agents can help make sure your policy fully protects your business.

The most important aspect of liquor liability insurance to keep in mind is that it is not included with most business policies. You've invested a lot in running your establishment, and one thing you don't need is a regulatory fine for something you thought had been taken care of. Our agents will make sure that doesn’t happen by creating a policy that meets local regulations and provides enough coverage for the types of incidents you face. These include:

  • Injuries or damages caused by intoxicated patrons
  • Lawsuits brought by customers who misinterpreted an employee's actions (especially being escorted out of the establishment)
  • Litigation costs, including hiring a lawyer and defending against claims brought against your business

Liquor Liability for Weddings and Events

Licensed establishments aren't the only places where liquor might be served. People also tend to drink alcohol at weddings and other major events—sometimes as part of the ceremony, other times as a way of relaxing and having fun afterwards. Whatever your reason for serving alcohol, liquor liability insurance can help keep costs from spiraling out of control if someone gets drunk enough to cause a scene.

WAFD Insurance Group Inc. agents are familiar with which local venues require you to have this coverage if you'll be hosting a wedding where alcohol will be served, and our representatives will work with you to ensure that the policy you have meets any other requirements the location has.

Limitations of Liquor Liability Insurance

Most policies apply only to incidents that you were involved with as a part of doing business or hosting an event. They may not cover off-site incidents, non-business activities (such as giving free drinks to friends after closing down your business for the night), and similar incidents. Exclusions may vary by policy, so be sure to read which ones apply to you and consider asking for a policy modification if you expect any of the exclusions to occur on a regular basis.

Your policy may also have an annual cap on how much it will pay out. If your business is particularly risky (for example, bottles are broken on a particularly frequent basis), you may wish to increase your policy limit. Call now for more information—our agents can help you determine the amount of liquor liability insurance that's most appropriate for your business.

 

1. O'Connor, Cozen. "Comparison of State Liquor Liability Laws." Cozen.com. August 2007. Accessed April 21, 2016. https://www.cozen.com/admin/files/publications/Dram_Shop.pdf.

2. Larino, Jennifer. "Bars Often Roll Dice on Liquor Liability Coverage." Insurance Journal News. April 01, 2013. Accessed April 28, 2016. http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2013/04/01/286632.htm.

3. "Host Liquor Liability." Insurance Glossary. Accessed April 28, 2016. https://www.irmi.com/online/insurance-glossary/terms/h/host-liquor-liability.aspx.

Our Locations

Mount Vernon Office

1503 Riverside Dr
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Main office: 360-424-4559
Toll free: 800-562-2555

Adobe Insurance Agency (Truth or Consequences Office)

304 S. Foch St
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
Main office: 575-894-2468

Arthur Insurance (Angel Fire Office)

3417 Hwy 434
Angel Fire, NM 87710
Main office: 575-377-2347

Arthur Insurance (Raton Office)

126 S. Third St
Raton, NM 87740
Main office: 575-445-5526

Boise Office

2304 N. Cole Rd Ste. C
Boise, ID 83704
Main office: 208-377-4433

CAL/OR Insurance Specialists (Brookings Office)

16389 Highway 101 S
Brookings, OR 97415
Main office: 541-469-3510

Eugene Office

409 River Ave
Eugene, OR 97404
Main office: 541-687-1911

Homedale Office

9 East Idaho Ave
Homedale, ID 83628
Main office: 208-337-3161

La Pine Office

51535 S Huntington Rd
La Pine, OR 97739
Main office: 555-555-5555

Las Vegas Office

1880 Warm Springs Rd, Ste 140
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Main office: 702-798-6690

Montgomery Insurance Agency (Carlsbad Office)

203 W Mermod
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Main office: 575-725-2110

Pacific Insurance Partners (Forest Grove Office)

1909 Cedar St
Forest Grove, OR 97116
Main office: 503-357-7111

Seattle Office

611 S. Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104
Main office: 360-424-4559
Toll free: 800-562-2555

Thomas & Associates Insurance Brokers (Stanwood Office)

9715 271st St NW
Stanwood, WA 98292
Main office: 360-629-2103

Tucumcari Office

214 Second St.
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Main office: 575-461-1623

WAFD/BS&T Insurance (Albuquerque Office)

7906 Menual Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Main office: 505-369-1900

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