Will the insurance of my son's landlord cover my medical bills after a bad fall?

"My son recently moved into a new apartment. While I was visiting him there, I slipped on some slippery stairs outside and twisted my ankle. I don't have health insurance. Will the landlord's insurance cover my medical bills?

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Answer
“I am sorry to hear you took a spill. Slippery stairs can be very dangerous and it is the landlord’s responsibility to keep the property safe and well-maintained.
In order for the landlord to be liable, you will have to prove that there was some sort of negligence on their part. For example, have others complained about the maintenance on the property? Or are the stairs broken or uneven, which could lead to a fall regardless of weather conditions?
You could be eligible to have your medical bills covered, but it would be best to consult a personal-injury attorney to be sure you have a case. “
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Jackie Whalen
Answered on Apr 05, 2021
Jackie Whalen has been in the insurance industry for over 7 years, working in sales, service and claims. She has won numerous awards as a top salesperson and customer service agent. She currently lives in New York with her husband. Her 24 year old son recently moved out on his own which has given her more time to travel, write and train her dog Maisy not to chase her cat, Whiskey.
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