Who Picks the Treatment Team?

In recent years, many injury victims have given up rights they didn't even know they had. In serous car accidents involving catastrophic injuries, insurance companies have begun unilaterally hiring case managers who become directly involved in the day-to-day medical care of patients.

Typically, the insurance company hires a nurse case manager, notifies the patient and expects the patient just to follow along. Most of the time, the patient never questions why the case manager was hired or the role of the case manager in the treatment process.

This is a big mistake. Insurance companies and injury victims often have two very different agendas. Insurance companies want to keep costs down, while personal injury victims aim to collect needed benefits for necessary care and rehabilitation.

And the nurse case managers who work for the insurance companies? Research has shown that their interests are at odds with personal injury victims. They appear primarily interested in protecting the interests of the insurance companies who hired them, which can be a frustrating and outright dangerous experience for patients.

Attorneys Who Protect the Interests of Personal Injury Victims

That's where the attorneys at Bredell & Bredell come in. Our Michigan law firm is dedicated to protecting the interests of injury victims throughout the state. Our clients include people who have suffered serious brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and paralysis in motor vehicle accidents.

When we represent you, our goal is to help you get the best possible medical care so that you can move forward with your life. That's why we advocate forcefully for you from the moment we take your case until matters are favorably resolved.

One of the most important ways we do this is by protecting your right to select your own nurse case manager and health care providers. Many people do not even realize that they have the power to select their own medical care providers, but it is true: The law allows injury victims to choose both their nurse case managers and their own doctors.

Michigan Law Protects Your Right to Choose a Health Care Provider

Michigan no-fault law is not a managed care system. Personal injury protection (PIP) coverage provides for the payment of "allowable expenses," including necessary products, services and accommodations for an injured person's care. But the law does not grant car insurance companies the authority to assign case managers. If you have been injured, you have a legally protected right to choose your own care provider.

Who Selects Medical Care? You Do. Find Out How

If you are involved in a no-fault insurance dispute, contact a lawyer at Bredell & Bredell in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Contact our office today by calling 866-586-8164 throughout Michigan or reach us online to schedule an appointment. We offer flexible scheduling options and can make home and hospital visits if your injury prevents you from traveling to our offices.