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Insurance Law - Automobile insurance - Accident benefits - Total disability - Compulsory government schemes

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by the insurer, Economical Mutual Insurance, from a judgment awarding the insured, Van Galder, interest arrears owed for statutory accident benefits. The insured was badly injured in a 2004 motor vehicle accident. The insurer paid attendant care and housekeeping benefits for non-catastrophic cases until January 2006. The insurer took the position that the medical evidence did not support a finding of a catastrophic impairment. Between 2007 and 2012, the insured filed four applications for a determination she suffered a catastrophic impairment. Following the fourth application,...