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Elite Rochester, New York Wheelchair Transport No Lock Accident Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has Established a Fierce Reputation for Aggressively Litigating for the Legal Rights of Accident Victims. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s Veteran Lawyers Promise to Fight for the Outcome That You Deserve for Your No Lock Wheelchair Injuries in Rochester, New York, Throughout Monroe County, and Beyond.

Wheelchair TransportMany wheelchair users in Rochester, New York, depend on public transit to travel. However, snow, rain, and other inclement weather conditions can make getting to the bus stop extremely problematic. Fortunately, most insurance providers cover medical transportation using companies such as Medical Motor Service and Medicab, so disabled people can attend their appointments. Ambulettes, also referred to as wheelchair vans, are vehicles specifically designed and equipped to carry a passenger who needs to be driven while seated in their wheelchair. These specialized vans contain a designated area where wheelchairs can be secured to the floor, so the passenger’s wheelchair can function as their seat during transit. To accomplish this, wheelchairs must be tightly fastened to the van’s floor using straps. Unfortunately, wheelchair users can suffer devastating injuries during transportation when ambulette service providers fail to properly fasten them into the vehicle.

Were you, or a family member, negligently injured in an accident caused by failing to secure your wheelchair into the transport van’s locking mechanism? Jed Dietrich, Esq., the President of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., has centered his practice on advocating for the most vulnerable accident victims. Our battle-tested lawyers will zealously seek justice and fight to obtain the monetary compensation that you deserve. The Dietrich Legal Team’s seasoned litigators are well-equipped with the expertise and resources to force both transport companies and their employees to take responsibility for their transgressions.

Much-admired as a Best Attorney of America, Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly qualified litigators have witnessed the terrible consequences that wheelchair user transport accidents can have on victims and their loved ones. That is why Jed Dietrich, Esq. has dedicated the last 25 years of his life to providing his clients with the maximum standard of legal representation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated wheelchair accident team is committed to fighting for the legal rights of victims in Rochester, New York, throughout Monroe County, and beyond. Please do not hesitate to contact us anytime at (585) 939-3939 or by completing our online consultation form.

Understanding Injuries Suffered During Wheelchair Transport

Wheelchair users, nursing home residents, and outpatients are often forced to rely on specially equipped transportation vans to attend medical appointments. Unfortunately, when a non-emergency medical transportation company (NEMT) is contracted to provide transportation, it is because the person is already dealing with health issues. In many no-lock wheelchair accidents, the victims are defenseless and unable to keep from getting hurt. Common injuries suffered in no-lock wheelchair accidents include:

  1. Various soft tissue injuries;
  2. Dislocations and torn ligaments;
  3. Strains and sprains;
  4. Pelvis and hip fractures;
  5. Broken bones, particularly fractured hands, wrists, arms, feet, and legs;
  6. Numerous neck and back injuries;
  7. Slipped and herniated discs;
  8. Total paralysis or quadriplegia;
  9. Blunt-force head trauma and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs); and
  10. Wrongful death.

The most brutal injuries typically occur when the unlocked wheelchair victim’s transport van gets into a car accident. A collision could easily cause the wheelchair to slam violently against the inside of the vehicle or even onto the road. Furthermore, older and debilitated victims are highly susceptible to enduring life-altering disabilities and other impairments. While a wheelchair user may be fortunate enough to survive a milder mishap, the injuries could still result in long-term pain, suffering, and hardship.



Liability for Your Wheelchair No Lock Injuries

Wheelchair TransportMany wheelchair users employ specialized transportation companies to assist them in getting to required medical appointments and other important meetings. The most vulnerable members of our community pay a lot of money for these services to bring them to and from their destinations safely. Wheelchair users have a reasonable expectation of being transported safely. Transport companies and their employees have a legal obligation to drive disabled passengers using the utmost care. This duty includes locking a wheelchair in place and adhering to inspection protocols. Unfortunately, when transport service employees make crucial mistakes in securing wheelchairs within the vehicle, victims can suffer devastating injuries. To establish that the wheelchair transport company should be held liable for your injuries, the Dietrich Law Firm’s seasoned litigators will work to demonstrate the following:

  1. Duty of Care: The attendants had a legal duty to properly lock wheelchair users in place and provide the same level of care that similarly qualified transport attendants would have offered in a comparable situation.
  2. Breach of that Duty: The company violated its legal duty to transport you safely due to oversight, carelessness, or inaction that fell outside the reasonable standard of care of non-emergency medical transportation.
  3. Contributing Element: The transportation staff’s breach of duty was the proximate cause of your injuries.
  4. Genuine Injuries: Subsequently, you suffered actual damages resulting from your wheelchair not being adequately secured.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading attorneys will fight relentlessly to hold the wheelchair transport company liable for the harm that they caused you. Our battle-tested lawyers will ensure that the company’s insurance adjusters take your injuries seriously. Previous resolutions negotiated and judgments won in court are the best indicators of a litigator’s proficiency to recover the highest compensation. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has obtained well over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for injured victims in Rochester, New York, throughout Monroe County, and beyond. Our elite attorneys are here to review your potential lawsuit. Please contact us at (585) 939-3939 or by completing our online consultation form, and ask about our free, no-obligation case assessment and consultation.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (585) 939-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Rochester, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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