Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
Not any Michigan law of which I am aware. Generally, when you are hit by a motor vehicle you file and Application for Benefits with your own car insurer and they pay your PIP Benefits (ie: wage loss, medical expenses and replacement services). If you do not have an insured motor vehicle, there are several other priorities (such as a resident relative's coverage, the vehicle which struck you's coverage, the driver who operated the vehicles coverage, the Assigned Claims Plan of the State of Michigan, etc.). If you need to explore which priority applies, I suggest you consult local counsel in Michigan. Note none of the priorities of coverage, of which I'm aware, include the apartment complex.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Curry, Roby & Mulvey Co., LLC | Bruce A. Curry
If you were on property owned by the complex and if the complex has a liability insurance policy with medical payments coverage, then you would have that coverage up to the policy limit available to you, regardless of any party's fault.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
No, this is not true. You have to pay your own medical bills unless someone else was negligent in causing the accident. If the driver of the car was negligent, the driver of the car would be liable. On the other hand, if you walked out in front of the car, and the driver was not negligent, then the driver is not liable. If whoever maintains the apartment complex was negligent, for example if the parking spaces were designed and maintained in a way that made it likely cars would hit pedestrians, then the apartment complex might be liable. Otherwise, the complex has no responsibility for your bills.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
Gary L. Platt, Attorney at Law | Gary Platt
I am not aware of any law that requires the owner of an apartment complex to pay your bills if you are hit by a car. The responsible party should be the car's driver and owner. You might also be held partly responsible if you were not paying attention in an area where cars are supposed to travel. There is a slight possibility that the building owner might have SOME liability for negligence if he/she created or allowed to exist some dangerous condition on the premises related to vehicle travel and pedestrian travel, but generally speaking the building owner is NOT responsible for your injuries caused by being hit by a car.
Answer Applies to: California
Johnson & Johnson Law Firm, PLLC | Richard Johnson
There may be a no-fault premises medical coverage that might apply to you, with a stated policy limit of a certain amount of money, such as up to 5K or 10K IF you were struck as a pedestrian by a car, then the insurance on the car would pay your medical bills, IF the car had Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. IF the car that hit you did not have PIP, then if you had your own car that had PIP, then your insurer will be obligated to pay your bills under your PIP coverage. Then, you would have a liability claim for your general damages against the driver of the car that hit you.
Answer Applies to: Washington