$145,000 in No-Fault Benefits for Man Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury
November 20, 2017
My client lost control of his vehicle on the roadway and struck a car in front of him, causing severe damage to both vehicles. He suffered a traumatic brain injury (among other injuries) in the accident and his auto insurance started to pay his benefits – his medical bills, replacement services, medical mileage and even attendant care. Though his doctors told the insurance company he needed continued care and treatment, the auto insurance company scheduled an appointment with their own doctor. This doctor found that my client’s injuries and treatment were directly related to the auto accident. However, despite my client’s continued physical impairments and the fact that his doctors all indicated he needed to continue to be treated for his injuries, the insurance company’s doctor determined that my client no longer needed any attendant care services or treatment for injuries related to the accident. This gave the auto insurance company what they needed to terminate my client’s No-Fault Benefits and stop paying for all treatment and care. As a result, rather than being able to focus solely on recovery, my client and his family ended up burdened with accumulating medical bills and denial of payment for attendant care services. Through facilitation, my team and I were able to obtain $145,000 in owed benefits for my client and his family.