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Liquor Liability Insurance in Charleston SC & Mt Pleasant SC

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.

McKenna Agency, 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

McKenna Agency Inc. - Main Office

1032 Savannah Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29407
Main office: 843-795-0189
Fax: 843-795-5708

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Mt Pleasant

2191 N Highway 17, Ste B
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
Main office: 843-884-0069
Fax: 843-884-5415

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Summerville

810 N Main St
Summerville, SC 29483
Main office: 843-410-5934
Fax: 843-628-6706

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - North Charleston

2154 N Center St, Ste B 205
North Charleston, SC 29406
Main office: 843-797-8041
Fax: 843-569-4557

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Beaufort

2 Merchants Lane, Ste 112
Beaufort, SC 29907
Main office: 843-322-0224
Fax: 843-322-0913

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Chapin

PO Box 955
Chapin, SC 29036
Main office: 864-469-6985
Fax: 864-236-4049

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Estill

660 Martin L. King, Jr. Blvd North
Estill, SC 29918
Main office: 803-625-3701
Fax: 803-625-0124

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

McKenna Agency Inc. - Minnesota

8100 Penn Ave S, Ste 165
Bloomington, MN 55431
Main office: 888-838-7682

Office Hours:

Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: By Appointment
Sun: Closed

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My husband and I have been working with Wes for the last year. We met with several financial advisors before deciding on the McKenna Agency and definitely felt like we made the right choice after our first meeting. Wes “roots” for our financial goals while giving sound advice along the way. We have never felt more at peace financially (been married 6+years) and feel secure in our financial future. Wes has been a GREAT resource for us and we highly recommend him, his staff and agency.
- Ashley D
I want to thank the McKenna Agency, Inc. and especially to Mr. Ell Brown for helping me with my insurance. As I was preparing to go there I felt as if I was going to my doctor for bad news, but to my surprise what at great experience meeting a young man with a wonderful smile to greet me. Mr. Brown discussed some options and prices of two of his products; he explained to me what I would need to do. We have both worked diligently preparing me to be a new member of the McKenna family. The slogan reads “Nationwide is on Your Side”, says it all. The pain is gone and I will continue to look forward to having a long-lasting relationship. Thank you again Nationwide and your wonderful Mr. Brown.
- Brenda A
Love this place! Great people who always do what's in the best interest of their clients!
- Ashley R