[PART III.  ADVANCE PAYMENTS IN PERSONAL INJURY AND

PROPERTY DAMAGE CASES]

 

      663-21  Advance payments not admission.  In any action, including a medical tort, as defined in section 671-1, brought to recover damages for personal injuries, wrongful death or property damage no payment made by the defendant or the defendant’s insurance company, whether made before or after the complaint is filed, to or for the plaintiff or any other person, hereinafter called an “advance payment”, shall be construed as an admission of liability by any person.  Except as provided in section 663-22, evidence of such payment shall not be admissible during the trial for any purpose by either plaintiff or defendant.