I really would just like some people's opinions on this, because the more I think about it, the more I'm pissed off.
I stayed at my boyfriend's house a few nights ago, and I brought over my laptop. We used it to watch videos, play games, check Facebook, etc., until late at night. Since there was nowhere else to put it, I placed it on the floor near the foot of the bed, out of the way of the general space of the room, before I went to sleep. The next day I turned it on and found the screen to be cracked and completely destroyed. It turns out that his mother had stepped on it when she woke him up that morning and went to turn on his closet light. I could not have guessed she would turn on his closet light on the other side of the room, when there is a lamp and the overhead light switch within an arm's distance of the door, which I had only ever known her to wake him up from. She also was very aware that I had the laptop at their house that day, because we/I had used it while in the same room as her for an extended period of time that day.
Now, I understand that it was an accident, and that's fine, but I believe she should pay for it to be fixed. She, however, believes that it was my fault that it was on the floor, and therefore has only offered to pay for half of the repair cost.
Please also consider the fact that she is a working adult with savings and income. I am a full-time student with no savings or income; the laptop was a graduation present from my family.
What do you think? Can I ask her to pay for the full repair? Who is at fault?