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I broke my friends leg while we were out drinking. He was standing

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I broke my friends leg while we were out drinking. He was standing on the sidewalk with his back to me and I jumped on him. He subsequently broke his leg pretty bad. What makes it worse is I'm his roommate. I've been paying bills, food, cleaning cooking... I'm still worried he's going to sue.

He just got a new job with no insurance. Subsequently he lost his job, is on state insurance and not able to work for another month, with no income coming in. It was been 3.5 months. i need to move out and worried about the amount of money he can sue me for. I don't have a lot of money, single , no property - just a car. Is there a limit he can sue for?
Hello friend. My name is XXXXX XXXXX welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: (1) this is general information only, not legal advice, and, (2) there may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies.

I am very sorry for your situation.

Technically, he can sue you for the following:

1) Amount lost in income due to not working related to his leg; and
2) Medical bills;
3) Pain and suffering.

While #1 and #2 are rather specific, #3 is the one that is the 'wild card' and may be from a few hundred to thousands. In the end, it depends on the trier-of-fact to make a decision as to how much. CT has no cap on such damages, I am afraid.

However, just because they CAN does not mean they WILL sue you. Furthermore, it is possible to enter into a binding agreement NOT to sue if he is willing. Let me know if you are interested in this.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Can he sue for more money then I have?

Technically, yes. Of course, it comes to a concept of squeezing blood out of a rock. If one does not have the money, then he cannot get paid, although technically he can attempt to garnish up to 25% of any paycheck and/or place a lien on the vehicle (not letting it be sold) under judgment.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
When it comes to medical expenses covered by the state insurance. Can he make me pay those even if they are covered now?
No. The medical expenses are calculated going off only whatever he paid out of pocket, J.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for ur help
My pleasure, J!

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