No, Landowners Are Not Required To Pay Any Medical Bills Until You Prove “Fault” On Their Part
By: Jeffrey Shaw, Esq.
Published: January 17, 2017
No, landowners are not automatically required to pay your medical bills. Even if you fell upon their land.
Indiana law requires that an injured person prove the other business, entity or person was “negligent” first. This means proving that the landowner did not do something a reasonable and prudent landowner would do to keep his or her land safe or did do something unreasonable compared to other landowners.
This is a difficult concept for many people to understand due to our upbringing or early education. It seems that the landowner should have insurance to cover your medical bills regardless of fault (and some do have coverage that covers a small amount of bills regardless of fault, but it is rare).
This requirement of “negligence” is why it is so important to hire the right attorneys.
Here at Shaw Law we have decades of experience in handling slip and fall claims.
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Anybody can fall. It can be devastating and lead to financial hardships.