Do you need help at home because of an auto accident? After a serious car crash you or your family member may be released from the hospital but still need more help at home. The good news is that Michigan’s no fault auto insurance covers attendant care and home health aides after an auto accident within certain limits.
After you are released from the hospital you may still need help or supervision from a nurse or other medical professional. Often these attendant care providers change bandages, administer medications, and assist with in-home rehabilitation. In less serious cases, a home health aide can assist you with bathing, dressing, food preparation, and eating.
Sometimes, especially in brain injury cases, there is an ongoing need for supervision – someone to stay in the home and make sure things are safe. Home supervision includes making sure the stove is turned off, candles are blown out, etc., and that your loved one can get to safety in the event of an emergency.
The cost of all these attendant care services and medical expenses generally covered under Michigan no-fault auto policy and available to every Michigan driver. Whether you use a formally licensed agency to provide 24-7 care, or simply have a family member or friend stay in the home, you can receive compensation for those services at the rate determined by the prevailing legislation.
If you are facing a serious injury following an Michigan auto accident that may have long-term attendant care needs, it is important to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer to negotiate with your insurance provider The attorneys at Christensen Law have been representing accident victims for over 30 years, and can help you obtain the attendant care benefits you need.