Our Michigan no-fault insurance lawyers recently settled a lawsuit for a traumatic brain injury victim, who also sustained significant orthopedic injuries, against her auto insurance company. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury and severe orthopedic injuries in a 2009 car accident in Sterling Heights, Michigan and has been under the care of physicians since the accident. Our client was not employed on the date of the accident. She had been employed as a case manager, but was laid off from her job in June, 2008. She was actively seeking employment, and therefore under Section 3107a of the Michigan No-Fault Act, was entitled to receive wage loss benefits from her no-fault insurance company. Her no-fault insurance company failed to inform her of her right to receive wage loss benefits, and she filed a lawsuit to recover outstanding wage loss benefits. Additionally, her physicians recommended eight hours per day for attendant care services for supervision and monitoring, but the auto insurance company refused to pay past due benefits and was paying attendant care at the rate of $10.00 per hour. The lawsuit also sought to recover the past due attendant care benefits and to recover the attendant care benefits at the rate of $13.00 per hour.
We filed a lawsuit in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. The parties agreed to attend a facilitation. After a lengthy facilitation, the insurance company agreed to settle the back attendant care payments and wage loss claims for $75,000.00. The insurance company also agreed to pay a specific monthly amount of attendant care benefits to the family members going forward into the future.
If you or someone you know suffered injuries in an auto accident, and due to your injuries you can no longer return to work, or were actively seeking a job and are unable to work, and the insurance company denies your wage loss benefits, call our top rated Michigan no-fault insurance lawyers now. Under Michigan law, injured car accident victims are entitled to these benefits and the insurance company may be able to be held liable for paying these claims. Call now at (800) 606-1717 and we will fight against the insurance company on your behalf to ensure you receive the no-fault benefits you are entitled to.