Our attendant care claim lawyers recently won a $96,000 arbitration award against State Farm Insurance Company. The case arose out of a 2006 Michigan car accident in which our client suffered serious orthopedic injuries. These included two fractured knee caps, a herniated disc in her neck, and low back pain. She was disabled from work and required attendant care services at home. These were prescribed by her treating physician.
Oftentimes, a person sustains serious injuries as a result of a Michigan car accident, which renders him or her unable to do things that he or she was able to do prior to being injured. Sometimes, the injured person requires professional agencies to care for him or her at home. More often, the injured person is cared for by family and friends. This type of care is commonly referred to as "attendant care" and is a benefit under the Michigan No-Fault laws.
Attendant Care services commonly 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 supervision and monitoring, etc.
State Farm Insurance paid benefits for several years but later discontinued them. Our lawyers filed a lawsuit and settled it after the first insurance cutoff. The insurance company then refused to pay the attendant care claim benefits after the first lawsuit was settled so we filed a second lawsuit on her behalf. We litigated the case and then agreed to submit the matter to binding arbitration. The arbitrators awarded $96,000 at the end of the arbitration hearing.
If you or someone you know suffered severe injury as a result of a Michigan car accident, and the insurance company refuses to pay your attendant care or terminates payment for the no-fault benefits, call our top rated attorneys now at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. When the insurance company does this, your only recourse is to file a no-fault insurance lawsuit. Our attendant care claim lawyers have significant experience in representing auto accident victims against the insurance companies. Call now at (800) 606-1717 for your free consultation and to learn your legal rights.