Under the Michigan no-fault law, a person injured in a Michigan car accident
is entitled to payment of their medical mileage expenses from their insurance
company, regardless of who was at fault for the accident.
These benefits are not only available to a driver or passenger injured
in a Michigan auto accident, but also those injured in a pedestrian accident,
bicycle accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or any other type
of auto accident that involved a motor vehicle.
What Are Medical Mileage Benefits?
Medical mileage expense benefits, also known as transportation expense
benefits, is reimbursement of your mileage expenses to and from your medical
appointments necessary for treatment of your injuries suffered in your
Michigan car accident. Reimbursement for your mileage typically will run
between 24 and 56 cents per mile and is paid for under the provisions
of the Michigan no-fault law by the auto insurance company responsible
for paying benefits.
How Do I Submit A Claim for Medical Mileage Expense Benefits?
In order to obtain reimbursement for your medical mileage expenses, you
must submit a Medical Mileage Benefit Claim to your insurance adjuster
assigned to your case. Your claim should consist of the dates you attended
your medical appointments, the name and address of the facility, doctor,
or clinic, and the distance to and from your home. It is in your best
interest to not submit this form to the insurance company until an experienced
attorney reviews it.
What To Do If My Medical Mileage Expense Benefits is Denied?
It is not uncommon for car accident victims to submit their claim for medical
mileage expenses and get denied by the insurance company, or for the insurance
company to delay payment or cut off payment after paying for a few months.
When this happens and your insurance company denies, delays, or cuts off
payment, your only recourse is to file a lawsuit against your insurance
company. If this happens, it is in your best interest to hire a Michigan
no-fault insurance lawyer who has significant experience handling medical
mileage claims. The insurance companies are notorious for trying different
tactics to not pay and therefore, having a qualified and experienced attorney
who knows how to deal with the insurance company and negotiate with them
will help ensure you get full reimbursement for your mileage.