Wheelchair Transportation Injuries
How a Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
It seems almost unbelievable that someone could be careless with a person
in a wheelchair. Yet our Phoenix personal injury and premises liability
lawyers at Jones|Raczkowski have handled a number of personal injury cases
where people in wheelchairs were injured because of the carelessness or
mistakes of others.
Contact us to talk to discuss your case. We will provide you with your initial case
evaluation at no charge.
If you or a loved one suffered from a wheelchair transportation injury,
our Phoenix law office wants to hold the at-fault party fully accountable
under the law. In addition to helping you recover compensation, we also
aim to use our legal action to help prevent such accidents from happening
to others in the future.
We Know Wheelchair Codes and Regulations
It is crucial in wheelchair accidents that your attorney has an in-depth
knowledge of personal injury law and
premises liability law. Your lawyer should also have knowledge of all of the complex rules,
regulations, guidelines, architectural standards and codes that pertain
to accessibility as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act, the
Uniform Building Code, the American National Standards Institute, and
so on. We have comprehensive knowledge in this area, access to qualified
experts, and a track record that proves our effectiveness in personal
We lecture regularly on the subject of personal injury, and we have earned
distinction as certified personal injury attorneys by the State Bar of
Arizona, which is a distinction that conferred on only 1.5 percent of
We also have obtained
recoveries exceeding $1 million dollars
for some of our clients who were already disabled. Examples of cases that we have handled for clients in wheelchairs who
were injured include situations involving improperly designed wheelchair
ramps, incorrectly designed or "non-code" parking spaces, defective
lifts, and improper tie-downs on public transportation.
The most common type of wheelchair transportation injury involves a faulty
or missing tie-down in a bus or van. If the vehicle doesn't have an
adequate way of properly securing a wheelchair, or if the securing apparatus
is broken or improperly used, an injury can occur when the vehicle turns
a corner or stops abruptly. In cases where a bus or van flips over, injuries
can be severe, even if a wheelchair was fully secured.
Legal Help for Transportation Injuries of Disabled Persons
Being injured in an accident while in a wheelchair can be devastating and
frustrating, especially if proper safety precautions and procedures were
not followed by those handling the transportation. If you or a loved one
was injured in a wheelchair transportation or medical transportation accident,
our firm may be able to help you recover damages.
People with disabilities who are traveling under the care of transportation
providers impart a certain trust to those providers—they trust that
care will be taken to ensure their safety while in transit, and that their
special needs or particular vulnerabilities will be taken into account.
Sometimes accidents happen beyond the control of the operator, driver,
or management; on other occasions, accidents occur that could have been
If you suspect that a municipal or private transportation provider (a nursing
home, care center, public bus authority, special transportation service,
or the like) was irresponsible or negligent in transporting a passenger
or a patient who was hurt, you should contact an experienced personal
injury lawyer as soon as possible. The injured person may be entitled
to a financial award to cover medical expenses, lost income, and pain
We Are Connected to Experts and Authorities
In addition to our deep legal knowledge and our decades of experience in
personal injury cases, we have relationships with top experts who can
advise us on medical, engineering, and mechanical issues that often bear
on wheelchair transportation accident cases. We can connect you with excellent
treatment and rehabilitative programs to help you and your family. We
can also recommend alternative transportation resources to meet your needs.
Our firm has won settlements and trial awards for many disabled persons
injured in transportation accidents.
Contact us for a free consultation with an Arizona wheelchair transportation injury