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Can parents of minor file separate lawsuit following auto accident?

Discussion in 'Auto Accidents, Injuries' started by mom531, Jun 14, 2011.

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  1. mom531

    mom531 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    16 yr old injured in one vehicle auto accident. He was passenger. Severe injuries. Has totally recovered at this point. In order to maximize his recovery - policy is 50/100 - can parents file separate claim for medical bills since we are responsible for them, freeing up all of 50000 for his claim?
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    Who do you think you can sue, your minor son?
     
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    If he has recovered, how is the additional $50,000 going to help "maximize" the recovery?

    Have his medical bills been paid? If so, that comes out of the $50,000 amount. And if not, then any award will likely go for medical expenses and attorneys fees before you see any of it.

    Or, is this merely a way to try and squeeze a few dollars out of the deal?
     

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