How much money can family members be paid for providing attendant care services after a Michigan car accident?
This is a good question however, there is no simple answer. Under the Michigan no-fault law family members are entitled to reimbursed from a the auto insurance compmany for the “reasonable value” of their services. The question then becomes what is considered reasonable? Many factors need to be considered to determine an attendant care rate, including, but not limited to: the nature and extent of the person’s injuries, the nature of the care provided, the skill level necessary to provide the care, geographic location, etc. In addition, Courts have held that rates charged by professional agencies for similar services can be considered. However, insurers are increasingly arguing that juries should only consider what the professional pay their employees, not the amount charged for the service.