When a body is involved in an auto accident – the injuries can range from minor to catastrophic.
Injuries can include:
- Shoulder injuries
- Generalized tissue damage causing pain and limitation of movement
- Head injuries
- Brain injuries (whether or not the head is hit directly)
- Spinal injuries
- Damage to internal organs
If you have had any of the injuries listed above, your life may consist of going from one doctor appointment to another. There may be therapy sessions, transportation problems, questions about “who is best for the care I need?”
It can be a very overwhelming process.
Case managers help you through this medical maze. They help you organize and coordinate your care. They become and advocate you can rely upon to answer your questions. They will help you get the best care available for your injuries. Their background and experience in the medical field will assist you to concentrate on the areas only you can do:
- Participate fully in your therapy
- Concentrate on your recovery
- Pull your life back together
- Fully engage in the healing process
Michigan Auto Accident Benefits
First, let us acknowledge that Careforward Consulting is not a legal firm and we are not lawyers. With that in mind, we feel it is important for those involved in an auto accident in Michigan to know that they may have the following benefits:
Reasonable charges for reasonably necessary products, services and accommodations for an injured person’s care, recovery or rehabilitation [Section 3107(1)(a)].
These allowable expenses can include:
1. Medical expenses
- Emergency room care
- X-rays needed to diagnose condition
- Physician visits/treatment
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Vocational training/rehabilitation
- In home nursing or attendant care
- Home remodeling
- Equipment – from walkers to vehicle
- Case management
A case manager can assist you in the decision making process of which treatment, physician or equipment may be reasonable and necessary in your situation. The case manager would discuss your needs with the insurance adjuster:
2. Work loss benefits
3. Replacement services expense
4. Room and board
5. Guardian expenses
6. Survivor loss benefits including funeral expenses
A lawyer can inform you of your rights specific to your case.
The insurance adjuster releases the funds to pay for your care.
A NOTE ABOUT LAWYERS:
The lawyer you choose can make a big difference. Not everyone needs a lawyer if they have an auto accident. If your insurance company is paying for all the benefits you qualify for and you have a good working relationship with them, you probably do not need to hire a lawyer.
However, if you are struggling with your insurance company to get your needs met, it may be a good idea to consult with a lawyer. This consultation should be free.
We have a lot experience in this field to realize that good, competent, caring lawyers are not necessarily easy to find. If you or your family needs guidance in finding an attorney that is known to be good at auto injuries, please contact us. Beware of hiring lawyers that do not specialize in this complicated field of law. You have too much at stake.