Maximum Attendant-Care Benefit not Limited to Extent of Economic Loss

By Roger Foisy on October 16th, 2012

When in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of fault, you are entitled to accident benefits from your insurance company.  One benefit is for ‘attendant care,’ which covers daily-care expenses if you are no longer able to care for yourself.

The amount of attendant-care benefits depends on the seriousness of the injury.  For serious or ‘catastrophic’ injuries—like quadriplegia, paraplegia, amputation, blindness, and brain injuries—the maximum attendant-care benefit is $1,000,000 for life (maximum of $6,000/month).  It is essential to obtain appropriate financial support when coping with a serious injury.  Frequently, this care comes from family members who take time from work to care for the injured person.

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