Wheelchair Accident

Best Buffalo, New York Wheelchair Accident Injury Attorneys

Jed Dietrich, Esq., is Recognized as a Top 3 Personal Injury Lawyer in Buffalo, New York, and is Dedicated to Representing Individuals Who Have Sustained Injuries as a Result of Wheelchair Accidents.

Person on a wheelchair and a dog There are approximately 2 million Americans that require the use of wheelchairs. Often, more consideration is given to the circumstances that led to being wheelchair-bound and not to the accidents that can occur while using a wheelchair. A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health found that over a 12 year period:

  1. There was a 57.3% jump in wheelchair-related injuries among adults;
  2. Adults over the age of 65 were the most frequently injured;
  3. Women sustained injuries more often than men; and
  4. Sprains were the most common wheelchair-related injury.

Honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating and recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, our prominent lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight to obtain the best result for your wheelchair accident injury and resulting damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000,000 or more 38 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. If you seek a team of dedicated, hardworking, and skilled lawyers to represent you in your wheelchair accident case, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is your top choice. For more information on how we might best represent you, call us today for your free consultation at 716-839-3939 or contact us online.

The Americans With Disabilities Act

First instituted in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established to protect the rights of all disabled citizens of the United States. Specifically, the ADA ensures that individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against in particular circumstances. These circumstances include:

  1. When seeking employment;
  2. When using public transportation or facilities; and
  3. When participating in programs offered by the state, local, or federal government.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act requires that public transportation, government buildings, and public facilities be handicap accessible. The reason for this mandate is to ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to safely access public areas. If an area is not handicap accessible, individuals might sustain injuries while attempting to navigate steps, doorways, and uneven pavement. A lack of handicap accessibility can also be discouraging and demoralizing to individuals who desire to visit public places but are unable to do so. If a public facility or transportation service is found to be in violation of this requirement, an individual has the right to sue that entity for discrimination.



Common Causes Of Wheelchair Accidents

The factors that might lead to wheelchair accidents are plentiful. Everything from the physical environment to the model of a wheelchair could increase or decrease an individual’s chances of sustaining an injury. To date, the most common cause of a wheelchair accident occurs when the wheelchair tips and falls. When a wheelchair overbalances and falls to one side, tipping out the occupant and often causing harm to the occupant. Sprains are extremely common injuries for wheelchair occupants, as individuals will often attempt to halt a fall using their hands. The force of their body weight and the weight of the wheelchair coming down on their hands, wrists, or forearms can cause severe sprains. Fractures are common for a similar reason, as the legs, arms, or head can easily be wounded by the force of the fall. A tip is more likely in locations where the terrain is unfavorable to wheelchairs, such as unpaved roads or trails, hills, and even locations that lack handicap accessibility.

Another common cause of a wheelchair accident is defective wheelchairs. A defective product is one that fails to function as intended. The defects that might lead to a wheelchair accident depend on the type of wheelchair in question. Models that have anti-tipping features can fail and inadvertently upset their occupants. Brake locks can fail, and wheels can come loose from the body of the chair. To learn more about product liability claims, visit our website.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. knows that the safety of you and your loved ones is a top priority. It is his mission to ensure that you receive proper representation in your wheelchair accident claim and that you obtain the highest compensation possible for your injuries. His team of Buffalo, New York personal injury attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached at 716-839-3939 or online.

Wheelchair Accident Claims

Wheelchair lever In the event of a wheelchair-related injury, your first priority should be to ensure the safety of everyone involved. The first thing you should do is seek out any necessary medical attention. If the accident was caused by debris or uneven terrain, be sure to mark the area clearly to avoid further injury. In the event that an accident was caused by a defective product or by a lack of handicap accessibility, you may want to seek out legal representation.

Often, the days following a personal injury accident are confusing and challenging. It can be difficult to know what actions to take or whom to turn to for advice. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our team of highly experienced Buffalo, New York wheelchair accident personal injury attorneys is more than capable of assisting you throughout the process. Allow us to represent you in your case – you do not have to fight alone. Call today at 716-839-3939 or visit us online to begin the process.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, 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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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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