Court: GEICO must pay injured Kansas man for care from wife

By KNSS Radio

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled an insurance company must reimburse a Kansas man for the personal care his wife provided after he was injured in an automobile accident. The decision handed down Tuesday overturns a Court of Appeals panel ruling that GEICO General Insurance Co. did not have to pay insured customer Royce Williams because the wife's obligation to help her husband “was incurred as a result of the marital relationship itself.” The state's highest court disagreed and reinstated the $2,625 in benefits that the district court had initially awarded Williams.