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.