My sister was in an accident at 17 with an injury, she is now 18 and still has issues. Will a settlement be entitled to her or my father.

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Insurance Question from Billings, MT

Asked on 09/14/2011

My sister was in an accident at 17 with an injury, she is now 18 and still has issues. Will a settlement be entitled to her or my father. My sister was 17 an involved in a auto collision where the other person was at fault. She sustained a collar bone injury that has the potential to be lifelong. She is now 18. My question is will a settlement for pain and suffering go to her since she is an adult and sustained the injury or our father who was the insurance holder. For information, he was not involved in the collision, he is very greedy and has money issues. Is my sister at risk of loosing a settlement she rightly deserves or will they ensure she receives it as she is an adult and the person with the pain and suffering.

Answer given on September 18, 2011

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