Alex Trim's three-hour ER visit after a bicycle accident resulted in a $15,000 medical bill.
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- It took the Trim family of Arlington, Texas, three hours to go $15,000 into debt.
One evening last spring, Alex Trim was knocked unconscious when a car hit his bike and he slammed into the windshield. Three hours, many stitches and seven CT scans later, Alex was discharged in pretty good shape.
About a month later, the bill arrived in the mail. "I didn't have a clue you could go into $15,000 debt in one night," said Alex's father, Callvin Trim. "When I saw that bill, I was just kind of numb."