So after reading the other What Would You Do Thread regarding medical bills I have a different case. DS(13) went to school Tennis Camp. There was some horsing around ('m sure my son was involved - although he said he wasn't) that involved beaning balls AT people. He turned around to catch one directly in the eye - Opened eye. It was near the end of practice. When I got there to pick him up I could tell he had been crying and he told me what happened and that he couldn't see anything with that eye. Of course we go immediately to the ER. Fast Forward. Everything is now fine with eye. Mother of boy who hit ds calls to find out if everything is going well with eye. She asks about our insurance and if its going to cover everything. I tell her I haven't even received bills yet. She tells me they will cover any outstanding balances as it was her son who caused injury. I told her we would just see how it went, and maybe split the bill as I was sure ds was goofing around too. We got the bills and insurance paid everything but $350. I know that isn't horrible for a ER visit, but it is an unexpected expense we didn't plan for. So the questions: 1. Do I call Mother back and tell her the bill amount (or mail her a copy of bill with note attached - just to show the $amount)? 2. If yes, do I let her pay the whole bill. 3. Do I ask them to pay 1/2 of the bill since I mentioned that in origial conversation? 4. Do we just pay the bill and let it end? btw, these boys are "good acquaintences" not really buddies. But they have played soccer on a league team and have many classes together, band together etc. So we know the parents well. We WILL see them out and I know that she will ask about the bill at some point. He is a REALLY good kid and I know things just got out of hand. I know there was no malice intended. What would you do??? thanks!