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Who pays the award in a personal injury claim?
In Indiana, it is against the law to tell jurors that a defendant such as a land owner, home owner, property owner, etc., is covered by liability insurance. However, in the history of our firm and other firms that we discuss this topic with, lawsuits against property owners are always against property owners with insurance. It is very frustrating that a jury cannot know that insurance will pay any jury verdict, but that is the case.
For example, if we file a lawsuit against a homeowner for a slip and fall on a driveway, that homeowner will be covered by homeowner’s insurance and that insurance company will pay the claim; however, the jury deciding the case will not know that the funds will come from the insurance company.
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