Attendant care benefits in Michigan are provided to car accident victims under the Michigan No-Fault law. These benefits are services provided to an injured person during their course of recovery and pay for the supervision, bathing, and caring for the accident victim. Although these services can be provided by an agency, they are frequently provided by family members of the accident victim.
The insurance company is required to pay the family member a resonable rate for the services, which can range from $10/hour to $22/hour depending on the level of care provided. Quite often, the insurance company intentionally underpays the family member or denies payment for no good reason. Our firm recently settled a claim against AAA insurance for $135,000 for this very reason.