Wheelchair Van Accidents
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Renowned as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Uncompromising, Tenacious, and Diligent Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Highly Praised as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Fight to Obtain Unparalleled Compensation Amounts for Victims Injured in Wheelchair Van Mishaps in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.
Wheelchair vans, commonly referred to as ambulettes, are vehicles that are specially equipped to transport wheelchair-bound passengers who cannot sit on regularly installed passenger seats. Instead, these passengers are transported while seated in their wheelchairs. Ambulettes transport wheelchair-bound individuals to crucial doctor’s appointments, non-emergency hospital visits, rehabilitation, and other medical visits. Based on available estimates, there are around 2.7 million wheelchair users throughout the country. Passengers requiring wheelchair vans are often disabled, paralyzed, or struggling with other immobilizing medical conditions. Ambulettes usually have a platform lift located at either the rear or passenger side of the vehicle to facilitate vehicle access for individuals who are unable to walk. These specialized vans also have designated sections where wheelchairs can be fastened to the floor so that the passenger's wheelchair can function as their seat throughout the ride.
Most wheelchair-bound passengers appreciate the independence that ambulette services provide. Passengers depend on wheelchair vans to transport them to their destinations safely and unharmed. Unfortunately, numerous accidents can occur when wheelchair-bound passengers are negligently transported. When incidents happen, incapacitated passengers may be left completely vulnerable and unable to protect themselves. As a result, they face much higher risks of suffering severe injuries or worse. Ambulette accidents can have devastating impacts on victims, such as serious bodily harm, long-term pain and suffering, decreased self-reliance, and massive financial burdens.
If you, or someone you love, has been acutely injured in any kind of incident involving a wheelchair transport service, you should talk with someone who has extensive experience in devising highly effective personal injury claims. You need a lawyer who will fight your case and ensure that the legal system works in your favor. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our veteran lawyers know all the ins and outs of the legal process and understand exactly how to get the highest possible compensation for your lawsuit. Insurance companies and liable parties have compensated Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s clients, over $175,000,000.00 in judgments and settlements for their injuries. Our primary mission is to ensure that you and your family never have to stress about being able to pay for your necessary medical care. Our past clients have frequently stated that Jed Dietrich, Esq. is one of the greatest legal minds in Western New York. Please contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team today at 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Do not wait a moment longer to schedule your free case consultation and evaluation with the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated lawyers!Common Causes Of Wheelchair Van Mishaps
When wheelchair van personnel are negligent, passengers can suffer ravaging accidents and resulting injuries. The most prevalent preventable mishaps to wheelchair-bound passengers involve falls while being carelessly moved, drops during loading and unloading, tip-over accidents while driving, or being thrown from the wheelchair in the event of a collision. Conditions that frequently lead to severe passenger injuries include the following:
- Negligent hiring practices by ambulette companies;
- Failing to provide adequate training to drivers or caretakers;
- Insufficient staffing of the wheelchair vans;
- Irresponsible or distracted driving;
- Careless or inattentive caregivers;
- Personnel failing to properly respond to passenger’s medical emergencies;
- Failing to inspect passenger loading equipment;
- Loading and unloading passengers unsuitably;
- Failing to maintain passenger restraint systems; and
- Strapping patient’s wheelchairs improperly.
DID YOU, OR A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND LOVED ONE, SUFFER ACUTE INJURIES CAUSED BY WHEELCHAIR AMBULETTE’S SERVICE’S NEGLIGENCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS SEASONED AND HIGHLY RATED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK WHEELCHAIR VAN INJURY ATTORNEYS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO GET THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Wheelchair vans and staff members have a legal duty to use reasonable care to prevent passengers from suffering unnecessary harm. This obligation of reasonable care involves implementing all necessary safety precautions as well as using suitable movement and transport procedures. While restraint systems may be unable to prevent injuries in all crash scenarios, drivers must place their full attention on the road. Many injuries associated with the functioning of the van, passenger restraints, wheelchair securement systems, on and off-ramp, and wheel stops are avoidable. Issues with the van itself or passenger equipment must be addressed immediately because it presents a grave danger to passengers. Improper restraining of passengers or securement of wheelchairs can lead to tip-overs, belt entanglements, and falls during routine vehicle movements. The sooner that you hire the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., the faster our elite lawyers can begin putting crucial evidence together to begin building a strong claim. Problems most commonly found during our ambulette accident investigations include lift platforms bouncing while lowering or raising, unlevel ramps, wheel stops that fail to engage, and restraint systems that unfasten at random.
Our highly experienced team is qualified to investigate a wide spectrum of issues relevant to your wheelchair accident. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested lawyers are experts at assessing the condition of passenger restraint systems, wheelchair securement gear, lift and ramp apparatuses, as well as the policies, procedures, and actions of the transport service and personnel. Our veteran lawyers have the expertise and knowledge needed to make sure that negligent wheelchair van providers and their employees are held responsible. If we determine that you were injured due to another’s negligence, you will be eligible to obtain full compensation for all past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, physical therapy costs, lost wages from missed work, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, and any other unanticipated damages.
The forces generated in accidents involving wheelchair vans often involve devastating injuries and other damages that need to be effectively proven and successfully negotiated by a highly skilled attorney. With over 2 decades of experience litigating for clients, Jed Dietrich, Esq., can demand the highest possible compensation for your injuries. Famed as an Attorney and Practice Magazine's Top 10 Personal Injury Attorney, Jed Dietrich, Esq. genuinely cares about each client and promises never to treat you like just another case. If you are unable to come to us, please do not be concerned. Our compassionate lawyers would be happy to go to you. Our seasoned lawyers are available twenty-four-seven to discuss your wheelchair van accident, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you! Call us now at 716-839-3939.
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!