Evidence that a party furnished or offered or promised to pay medical, hospital or similar expenses resulting from an injury is not admissible to prove liability for the injury.132 This rule is based on the belief that people are likely to act from humanitarian motives in offering post-accident assistance and from a belief that where this is the case evidence of such payment is of little relevance. The rule is also based on the desirability of promoting post-accident offers of assistance and a belief that it is improper to turn a good deed against the offeror.
132. D.R.E. 409. See also 10 Del. C. § 4317.
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