Our car accident attorneys recently filed a Michigan no-fault lawsuit on behalf of a brain injured client who was denied payment of attendant care services performed by one of his family members. The lawsuit arises out a Ferndale, Michigan car accident where our client was riding as a passenger in a vehicle that struck a pole. Due to the collision, he suffered serious injuries, including a brain injury, a TMJ injury, neck pain, and right eye injury.
His brain injury caused our client to be under the care of psychiatrist and become a patient in an assisted living facility. However, on days he would come home from the facility to visit with family, his mother provided him the attendant care services that were required. This included proper supervision and monitoring of our client.
Under Michigan law, family members are entitled to be paid for attendant care services provided to a relative that was injured in a car accident and requires this type of care. In this incident, our client did require attendant care services, and his mother who provided the care is entitled to payment for the days she provided those services. Unfortunately, the insurance company refused to pay his mother for these no-fault benefits. Our top rated Michigan car accident attorneys were hired to represent our client and his family.
We filed the lawsuit in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan for payment of attendant care benefits that his mother rightfully entitled to perform and receive payment for. Shortly after the no-fault lawsuit was filed and depositions were taken, our award winning car accident attorneys were able to attain a settlement amount of $17,000.00 to our brain injured client and his mother. The settlement provided compensation for the entire time period at issue in which she performed these services. In addition, the settlement agreement left open the mother’s right to claim attendant care benefits going forward.
Family members are entitled to be paid for attendant care services provided to an auto accident injury victim after a Michigan car accident. Many family members are unaware of this due to the fact that oftentimes the insurance adjuster on the case does not tell them they can submit claims; however, the reality is under Michigan law, a family member can both provide and be paid for these services.
If you or a family member suffered a brain injury after car accident in Michigan, or any other serious injury, and your family member provides the attendant care services that you require, do not get fooled by the insurance company. Family members can receive payment for these services performed. If you are denied payment of these no-fault benefits, your only recourse is to file a lawsuit. Call today at (800) 606-1717 if you or your family member was denied payment for attendant care services. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and will represent you and your family under our No Win No Fee Promise. This means that there are no legal fees or costs whatsoever, until we win or settle your case.