Our attendant care lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. assist auto accident victims with their No-Fault Insurance claims. When a person suffers a serious injury in a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident, it is often necessary the injured person to have someone provide them attendant care services at home. These services often include assistance with medications, assistance with activities of daily living, monitoring, and supervision.
A physician must determine the need for attendant care services and must write a script for these services. If the injured person is not in a hospital or rehabilitation facility, attendant care services are usually provided in the home. The doctor also determines the number of hours each day that attendant care services are necessary.
Spinal Cord & Closed Head Injury Attendant Care
In cases involving spinal cord injuries and closed head injuries, it is often necessary to have supervision at home for twenty-four hours a day for the lifetime of the accident victim. Other times, like when a person suffers severe orthopedic injuries, the need for 24 hour attendant care services at home may be temporary until the person recovers from the accident related-injuries. Often, it is much cheaper for the insurance company to pay for home attendant care, rather than incur the expense of an in-patient facility.
The injured person or a representative, like a guardian, is the one who determines whether to be at home or in a rehabilitation facility. If the decision is to remain at home and the physician agrees with the decision, the insurance company is required to pay either a staffing agency or individual person to provide attendant care services at the home.
Contact Our Michigan Attendant Care Lawyers
If you are receiving attendant care benefits at home or have been denied these benefits, we strongly recommend that you contact our law office to determine whether the insurance company is properly paying for your benefits. If you are being unpaid or underpaid, we will file a lawsuit for you to recoup that money and to guarantee that future payments are for the appropriate amount of money.
If you are owed money by the insurance company, we will handle your case under our No Fee Promise, which means you do not get charged any fee unless we get you a settlement. There are strict deadlines for filing claims so it is important that you call us today. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your Michigan attendant care claim with an experienced lawyer.