The Case Of Douglas v. Allstate
Michigan Supreme Court opinion on when an auto accident victim’s family member can be compensated for providing attendant care services
The Michigan Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling in Douglas v. Allstate sets out the requirements for proving entitlement to attendant care compensation including causation, the amount and nature of attendant care services, the caregiver’s expectation of compensation and the reasonableness of the price charged for attendant care services. The decision also raises new evidentiary proofs, especially the notion of “contemporaneous documentation,” for proving attendant care submittals.
For more information, read our blog on Douglas v. Allstate: Michigan Supreme Court issues new rules for No-Fault attendant care compensation.