Can an HOA be liable for accidents/damages caused by the use of alcohol in the common pool area?

Asked about 1 year ago - Whittier, CA

Can an HOA be held liable for accidents/damages to persons/property from alcohol use at the common pool area if there is no rule prohibiting residents/guests from the use of alcohol in the common pool area?

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  1. Manuel Alzamora Juarez

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    Answered . AN HOA is responsible for premises liability causes of action however, if the alcohol was not provided by the HOA, I doubt that they were liable. At any rate, there is not enough description as to what happened that would make the HOA liable. Best of luck.

    This answer is provided by California Accident Attorney Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., 510-206-4492. Abogado de... more
  2. Richard Carl Binder

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    Answered . If this is an ongoing problem, the HOA has an obligation to oversee the use of common areas in general to ensure its safe use. They should post signs.

  3. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Best bet is to prohibit it

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