What if someone slips and falls on property owned by a close friend or family member?
Usually, the plaintiff does not wish to file a lawsuit against the close friend or family member, thereby ruining the relationship. Instead of suing the property owner, the plaintiff can sue the owner’s insurance company. Homeowners are required to insure their property, and such insurance is intended to financially protect the property owner in case an accident occurs on the premises.
The purpose of insurance is to make regular payments in order to safeguard the owner’s assets. In this way, the plaintiff’s friend or relative will not be responsible for paying for the plaintiff’s medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering. Their homeowner’s insurance will cover these costs.
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