Can I be liable for injuries in my home? 2 Answers as of August 02, 2011Two guests in my home were fooling around and the guy picked up the girl over his shoulder then fell injuring the girl! now I'm being sued for her injuries. She chipped her tooth and I'm now stuck with bill! What should I do? Am I obligated to pay for someone elses Cosmetic dentistry surgery?
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To be liable in this situation, the injured party must show that the injury was due to your negligence. The mere fact it happened in your home does not automatically make you liable. If you have homeowners insurance let them handle it. Otherwise, you will have to decide whether to fight the lawsuit or settle.
Answer Applies to: Texas