Attendant care services commonly include, but are not limited to: preparing meals and feeding, assistance with personal hygiene, attending to wounds, assistance with medication, providing transportation to and from medical appointments, and supervision.
Southfield, Michigan (PRWEB) November 02, 2012
The Michigan no-fault insurance lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently settle a lawsuit against Auto Owners Insurance Company on behalf of a client who suffered serious injuries in a Michigan car accident. The no-fault insurance lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court (12-001830-NF) and presented in front of Judge Amy Hathaway.
Due to the injuries in Michigan car accident, the injured client required attendant care services. The auto insurance company is obligated to pay for attendant care if it is established that an injured car accident victim requires these services.
“Attendant care services commonly include, but are not limited to: preparing meals and feeding; assistance with personal hygiene, such as dressing and bathing; attending to wounds; assistance with medication; providing transportation to and from medical appointments; and supervision and monitoring,” says Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Partner and Attorney Daniel Buckfire.
A family member of the victim provided these services at home to the client. In this lawsuit, according to court reports, Auto-Owners Insurance Company refused to pay the fair rate to the family member who provided these services at home.
As mentioned above, once it is established that a person requires and is provided attendant care, the insurance company is obligated to pay for the attendant care regardless of whether it is being provided by family or friends. Michigan law is well-established that a family member can provide the attendant care services to another family member. The moral obligations of family members to care for one another are completely irrelevant to an insurer’s liability for payment of attendant care benefits provided by family members and friends.
The Michigan no-fault insurance lawsuit against Auto-Owners Insurance Company sought payment of the fair rate to the family member who provided these services at home. The attendant care claim attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. also filed the lawsuit on behalf of the client to seek payment of past benefits and an agreement to pay attendant care benefits in the future. The insurance company agreed to pay a settlement of $22,000.00. The lawsuit settled prior to trial.
About Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a Michigan personal injury law firm with a team of award winning and experienced attorneys. The Michigan personal injury lawyers specialize in car accidents and no-fault insurance claims, such as attendant care claims, against auto insurance companies who deny, terminate, or do not pay a fair rate amount for the injuries suffered by an auto accident victim.
If the auto insurance company refuses to pay no-fault benefits, the only recourse is to file a lawsuit against the insurance company. For more information regarding a car accident victims right on Michigan no-fault insurance benefits, visit the Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. law firm website at http://www.BuckfireLaw.com or call toll-free at (800) 606-1717. The no-fault insurance lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent clients under their No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until the case is settled.