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Son Injured at Friend’s BBQ…

Submitted By: Tanya (California)

My 10 year old son and another 8 yr old boy ran into each other – my son’s teeth collided with the other child’s head.

My son lost two teeth there and ended up needing replantion surgery costing over 4k out of pocket! Does the homeowner’s policy cover an accident like this?

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Dear Tanya,


From the facts you present we are unable to determine if the injuries occurred on your property or a neighbor’s. Truthfully it doesn’t matter. The answer to your question is “yes” – Homeowners insurance policies are meant to cover injuries just like the one your son and his friend suffered.

Be sure to contact your insurance company if the injuries occurred on your property. If the injuries occurred on your neighbor’s property, you should ask the neighbor for the name, address and telephone number of their insurance company. Once received you should contact them just as you would your own insurance company.

Whichever way it works out you will soon be discussing your son’s case with an insurance company “Claims Adjuster”. Their job is to investigate the facts of the case. Presuming she believes the injuries are true and covered under the homeowners policy, she will begin paying the medical bills and related expenses.

Be sure to document not only the medical bills already sustained, but ask the dentist to give to you some sort of verification in the form of a Diagnosis and Prognosis of the future costs supporting the four thousand dollar surgery.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Published: July 9, 2011

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