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Denial & Refusal To Pay Attendant Care Service Benefits

Our Michigan no-fault insurance lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C represent victims of car accidents who have been denied payment for attendant care benefits from their insurance company. These benefits are available to people injured in car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and truck accidents. Passengers of buses and other commuter vehicles are also eligible for these benefits.

After involvement in a car accident the victims’ insurance company should pay for no fault insurance benefits throughout the victims’ time of disability. No fault insurance benefits include full payment of attendant care services that include but are not limited to preparing meals and feeding, assistance with personal hygiene, such as dressing and bathing, attending to wounds, assistance with medication, providing transportation to and from medical appointments, and even supervision and monitoring.

According to Section 3107(1)(a) of the Michigan No-Fault Act, once it is established that a person requires and is provided attendant care, the insurer is obligated to pay for the attendant care regardless of whether it is being provided by family or friends. The moral obligations of family members to care for one another are completely irrelevant to an insurer's liability for payment of attendant care provided by family and friends.

The dollar amount paid for these services depends on the level of care and supervision being provided. Ranges are typically from $12.00 per hour to $25.00 per hour. Higher rates are paid in cases involving brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other serious injuries that require the most assistance.

The amount of hours a day you receive of attendant care depends solely on what your doctor prescribes as necessary. In many cases, the rate is paid twenty-four hours a day. Even though you sleep several hours each day, you may still need someone to be home with you in the case of an emergency or even to assist you in going to the bathroom if you wake up in the middle of the night.

Michigan car accident injury victims can receive attendant care benefits for the rest of your life if it is necessary. Your doctor will tell the insurance company how long you need to have the services provided to you.

Victims injured in car accidents do have legal rights. If you or someone you know has been denied getting attendant care benefits paid by their insurance company after a car accident they have the right to file a lawsuit against the insurance company for payment of this No-Fault Insurance benefit within one year of the date on which the last unpaid No-Fault benefit was incurred.

Our Michigan car accident lawyers have an excellent track record of success in cases involving the denial of getting attendant care benefits paid by insurance companies. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits against insurance companies for denial of No-Fault Insurance Benefits. If you miss a deadline, many of your claims will be lost forever.

At the no-fault law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. we will represent you in your denied payment of attendant care services case against your insurance company under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

For more information about your rights regarding Michigan No-Fault attendant care benefit claims call our top rated attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. We offer a free, no obligation consultation. Don’t get run over by the insurance company. Call today to learn your legal rights!

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