Conservator's expenses must be paid by PIP auto carrier after head injury
Edward Carroll suffered a devastating head injury more than 20 years ago. A conservator, Alan May, was appointed to manage his affairs. AAA refused to pay the expenses of the conservator, despite a previous ruling holding that the PIP carrier must pay the expenses of a guardian appointed to manage the medical care provided to a severely injured victim of a motor vehicle collision. The trial court agreed with the Auto Club.On appeal, the Court noted that the PIP carrier must pay a conservator's expenses whenever: a) the expenses are incurred to manage the medically-related care or rehabilitation of an accident victim; or, b) the expenses are incurred as a direct result of the accident injuries and would not, otherwise, have been incurred.