Indiana has a comparative fault law. if the injured person is more than 50% at fault, the owner is not liable for injuries. However, if the homeowner has insurance, there may be coverage available for some or all of the medical bills. Contact the insurer.
If the porch was dangerous in some manner, then there might be a case, though the fact the person was drunk would likely sway any jury to rule against the friend. If the porch was safe and the person fell simply because he drubk, then the odds are even worse.
The facts are presented failed to indicate what if anything the homeowner did wrong. As previously indicated, Indiana is a comparative fault state. However, a drunk person falling on someone else's porch does not indicate anything that the owner did that caused or contributed to the fall. In order for anyone to recover on a negligence claim four elements must be established. These are duty, breach of duty, causation and damages. If the homeowner did not breach any duty of reasonable care to the guest, and his conduct did not cause any damages, he is responsible for nothing. I also agree that there could be a medical benefits provision of the policy and that should be looked at as well.
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