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Who do you think is responsible for the costs?

Posted by on May. 16, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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 Scenario -

Elementary aged school children are playing flag tag at recess.  "Sam" runs into "Jim" knocking him down.  Sam then trips over Jim and lands on him.  Jim's collarbone is broken as a result.

Who is responsible for the medical cost incurred?  Jim's parents, Sam's parents, the school?

I mean, if I went around sayin' I was an empereror just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they'd put me away!
-Dennis
by on May. 16, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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by Member on May. 16, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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Jim's parents. Kids play, they get hurt. My oldest fractured one wrist, sprained the other, and got some gnarly road rash up his face at school once. I didn't expect them to pick up the tab. He is my kid.
VinVanMom
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2014 at 3:54 PM
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Ideally the hurt child has insurance and the kid who hurt him pays the co pay and apologizes. Accidents happen.
OHgirlinCA
by Platinum Member on May. 16, 2014 at 3:57 PM
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 Jim's parents.  Accidents happen. 

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on May. 16, 2014 at 3:57 PM
Jim's parents. It was an accident.
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ladyvamp5489
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2014 at 3:59 PM
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IMO Jims parents, it was an accident. My son fractured his hand earlier this school year at school from playing with friends and we wouldnt have expected his friends parents to pay. 

coolmommy2x
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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I agree with the others...Jim's parents pay. It was an accident.
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MidwestMama55
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2014 at 4:02 PM
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Jim's family. C'mon. Accidents happen. You take care of your kid. Sam is a kid. Not responsible. The school should not be responsible either.

mommy2adandykid
by on May. 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM
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the school.  why is this even a question?  that's why they have insurance for......

JakeandEmmasMom
by Platinum Member on May. 16, 2014 at 4:10 PM
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That's how schools end up with rules like no running at recess. :-/

Quoting mommy2adandykid:

the school.  why is this even a question?  that's why they have insurance for......

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jllcali
by Jane on May. 16, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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Jim's parents. It was an accident.
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