Our Michigan spinal cord injury lawyers frequently represent clients and their families in claims arising from Michigan auto accidents. Too often, the accident victim has suffered a spinal cord injury that has severely impacted their life. We assist these clients in No-Fault Insurance claims to make sure they are receiving all allowable benefits under Michigan law.
Spinal cord injury victims of Michigan auto accidents are entitled a substantial number of benefits for accident related injuries under our Michigan No-Fault Insurance system. These include payment of lost wages, household services, medical mileage, payment of medical expenses, and attendant care services. There are strict time deadlines for submitting all of these claims.
Accident victims with a spinal cord injury often need attendant care services while at home. The insurance company must pay these benefits to either a home care agency, a person selected by the patient, or a family member providing the services. Attendant care service benefits can be substantial and cost the insurance company a significant sum of money so many adjusters do not fully explain these benefits to the insured or caretakers.
Attendant care benefits are actually a part of the medical benefits provided under the No-Fault laws. For spinal cord injury victims, services often include assistance with medications, assistance with activities of daily living, transfers, wound care, monitoring, and supervision. A doctor must write a script for these services and it is the doctor who generally determines the number of hours each day that attendant care services are necessary.
Insurance adjusters often substantially underpay both the hourly rate and number of hours for attendant care services. We strongly recommend that you contact our office to determine whether attendant care benefits are being properly paid. Frequently, the benefits are being unpaid or underpaid litigation is necessary to recoup that money and to ensure future payments are appropriate.
If you or a loved one is receiving attendant care services due to a spinal cord injury suffered in a car accident, you should call us just to make sure that all benefits are being properly and timely paid. There are strict time deadlines for pursuing claims so we suggest that you contact us immediately so that your claims are not destroyed by waiting too long.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 for a free consultation and to speak with one of our experienced Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. spinal cord injury lawyers. Our office will start working on your case immediately and will represent you under our No Fee Promise, meaning you do not pay any legal fees until we win or settle your case.