Our attendant care claim attorneys recently settled a lawsuit against Citizens Insurance Company for pas due benefits. Our client was seriously injured in a 1977 auto accident and required assistance with her daily needs and activities of daily living. The insurance company was paying for only 8 hours per day of care when she required 24 hour attendant care services. The services were being provided by her husband.
Attendant care services are a major type of benefit available under the Michigan no-fault insurance laws for those seriously injured in an automobile accident. Attendant care benefits, also known as “in home nursing care,” are actually a part of the medical benefits that you are entitled to receive under the No-Fault laws. These services include assistance you with toileting, showering, feeding, and medications, and even just being with you and supervising you during your recovery.
Many insurance company adjusters attempt to pay family members a lower rate, or not rate at all, for the services than if an outside person or agency provided the services. They also may only pay for a certain amount of hours per day, when the required amount of time necessary for the victim’s rehabilitation is much more. Under either of these circumstances, family members should contact an attorney for legal advice and determine whether or not you have the right to sue the insurance company for their underpayment.
Our lawyers filed a claim on her behalf seeking payment of the past due benefits and the continuation of those benefits in the future. The case settled for $130,000.00 just prior to trial for the past attendant care benefits. The insurance company has agreed to pay attendant care benefits going forward.
For more information about attendant care services or if your relative suffered serious injuries in a Michigan car accident and the insurance company is either refusing to pay you for services performed or pay you a reduced rate, call our top rated law firm today at (800) 606-1717. We will discuss your case with you, investigate your claim and determine whether or not you have basis to file a claim. If we accept your case, there are no legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your claim. Call today for a free, no obligation case review!