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Can I sue homeowner directly? Premises Liability

Discussion in 'Accidents, Injuries, Negligence' started by MsTriste, Aug 11, 2007.

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  1. MsTriste

    MsTriste Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I fell down outside stairs of rental home. My injuries are too many to list. I have a (crappy) lawyer who filed suit against the homeowner, and she is being represented by her insurance company's VERY hard-hitting independent counsel (this is over a million dollar claim). My question is: I believe the homeowner was negligent in renting an unsafe house to us, and I would like to see her take some responsibility for ruining my life. It doesn't seem right that because she was insured she gets to walk away from being punished for her negligence. Can I sue her personally?
     
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  2. calalily

    calalily New Member

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    According your post you are suing the homeowner and she is represented by the insurance company.
     
  3. seniorjudge

    seniorjudge Super Moderator

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    Q: Can I sue her personally?

    A: I have a (crappy) lawyer who filed suit against the homeowner....
     
  4. MsTriste

    MsTriste Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I do not think my question was answered. Can I sue her in a separate action where she is not being defended by a huge insurance company?
     
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    cbg Super Moderator

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    You don't get to sue her twice for the same occurance, no.
     
  6. seniorjudge

    seniorjudge Super Moderator

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    And you do not get to pick her lawyer.
     

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