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Hosting a Summer Party? What You Should Know to Avoid a Personal Injury Lawsuit

July 18, 2018 8:00 am Published by

From the poolside to the fully stocked bar, here are five ways to minimize liability risks: 

Few people intend to invite trouble to their homes this summer when planning a party. But let’s face it—between the glimmering pool and the fully stocked bar, all it takes is one guest and an accident before you’re asking, “Are you okay?”—not to mention asking yourself, “Will I get sued?” Insurance doesn’t cover everything.

In general, under Massachusetts law, can a guest sue you if he or she is hurt at your house? In short, yes. Whether or not that guest who sues you (the plaintiff) will prevail involves a deeper discussion of the facts of what happened. But ...