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

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WICHITA — 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.

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