CAN PARENT BE REIMBURSED MEDICAL BILLS PAID FOR CHILD’S ACCIDENT INJURY?
When a child is injured in an accident, his or her parents are ultimately responsible for the medical bills. If the family has health insurance, there may be a deductible or co-pays that the parents pay. Our personal injury lawyers handle many cases every year for children throughout Minnesota. One question the parents usually have, is whether the parents can get their money back for their out-of-pocket medical bills paid for the child’s treatment. The answer is yes.
If the child was injured in a car accident in MN, No-Fault auto insurance will pay the first $20,000 in medical bills with no deductible or co-pay. After that, additional bills will be paid by health insurance and the parents will have to pay the deductibles or co-pays. However, when our lawyers settle the case, we will make sure the parents are repaid for these expenses out of the settlement.
Likewise, if your son or daughter is bitten by a dog, or injured on someone’s property, or has some other type of accident injury that is because of the fault of another party, our lawyers will pursue compensation that includes repayment of the parents’ payment of medical bills.
If you are dealing with medical bills because you child was injured in an accident, call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation. We will answer your questions and make sure your child get the compensation he or she is entitled to, and that you get your money back for any medical bills you paid because of the accident.