2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 7.1. Alcohol and Tobacco
ARTICLE 5. CRIMES AND INFRACTIONS
CHAPTER 10. Unlawful Sales
7.1-5-10-15.5. Person furnishing alcoholic beverage; civil liability for damages; "furnish" defined

IC 7.1-5-10-15.5 Person furnishing alcoholic beverage; civil liability for damages; "furnish" defined

     Sec. 15.5. (a) As used in this section, "furnish" includes barter, deliver, sell, exchange, provide, or give away.

     (b) A person who furnishes an alcoholic beverage to a person is not liable in a civil action for damages caused by the impairment or intoxication of the person who was furnished the alcoholic beverage unless:

(1) the person furnishing the alcoholic beverage had actual knowledge that the person to whom the alcoholic beverage was furnished was visibly intoxicated at the time the alcoholic beverage was furnished; and

(2) the intoxication of the person to whom the alcoholic beverage was furnished was a proximate cause of the death, injury, or damage alleged in the complaint.

     (c) If a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years of age suffers injury or death proximately caused by the person's voluntary intoxication, the:

(1) person;

(2) person's dependents;

(3) person's personal representative; or

(4) person's heirs;

may not assert a claim for damages for personal injury or death against a person who furnished an alcoholic beverage that contributed to the person's intoxication, unless subsections (b)(1) and (b)(2) apply.

As added by P.L.80-1986, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.76-1996, SEC.1.

 

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