Our Michigan attendant care claims lawyers recently filed a first party Michigan No-Fault Insurance lawsuit for a thirty-eight year old woman in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. The no-fault insurance lawsuit arises out of a 2006 auto versus motorcycle accident in which our client suffered severe and permanent injuries to her neck and hip. She required surgical repair of the neck and hip injuries. As a result of her injuries, she was provided attendant care services from a family member during her period of recovery.
Among the package of no-fault benefits provided under Michigan law, the insurance company is required to pay for attendant care service benefits after motorcycle accident if another motor vehicle is involved. This essentially means any services rendered to an injured motorcyclist that are similar to what a home aide would provide (i.e. cooking, changing bandages, assisting with bathing, assisting with grooming, etc.).
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.
AAA Insurance Company has failed or refused to pay attendant care benefits. They have refused to pay for reasonable and necessary medical expenses as required under Michigan law. The lawsuit seeks payment of unpaid attendant care benefits. The lawsuit also seeks attorney’s fees, costs, and penalty interest for the wrongful denial by the insurance company of these insurance claims. No trial date has been set by the court.