Wheelchair Transportation Injury Attorneys Serving Phoenix
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 at (602) 842-6297 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 injury cases.
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 Arizona attorneys. 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
- poorly designed, "non-code" parking spaces
- defective lifts
- 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 prevented.
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 and suffering.
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 attorney.