Medical Transportation Injuries
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Not everyone can get behind the wheel, nor can they just ride the bus or hop in a taxi to get around. People in wheelchairs or with medical conditions, illnesses, or injuries sometimes require specialized transportation to and from their doctor’s appointments. When this is the case, they often trust ambulettes, medical vans, or other private transit options to handle their needs and get them around town. Unfortunately, these professional drivers are just as susceptible to accidents as anyone else on the road.
Further, when a medical vehicle crashes, the results can be especially tragic. Passengers are often fragile and suffer lasting harm or death. Our skilled medical transportation lawyers will fight for your rights and hold transit companies, ambulance services, and private medical institutions responsible for the negligent behavior of their drivers.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed during medical transport, we encourage you to get in touch with ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP today.
If you believe your injuries could have been prevented with additional care, please call us at (601) 265-6869.
A Higher Duty of Care
When medi-van and “dial-a-ride” shuttle companies offer services to passengers with serious disabilities and medical conditions, they are taking responsibility for the safety of these passengers. They should also know that these individuals are medically fragile. As such, their duty towards these people is especially high. Additionally, specialty medical companies are regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other federal guidelines. They must comply with rules regarding handrails, lifts, seat belts, tie-downs, and so much more.
Consequences of Medical Transportation Accidents
Despite the duties and requirements listed above, many drivers fail to follow the rules of the road, and some are hired without proper screening and/or training. Sometimes, hazards exist within the vehicle itself as a result of poor maintenance or inadequate equipment.
Our firm handles injuries from:
- Collisions with other vehicles
- Rough handling and abrupt stops
- Passenger falls
- Accidents during loading and unloading of passengers
- Faulty or missing safety equipment
- Negligent hiring and training
- ADA violations
If you or someone you love was harmed in an ambulette, medi-van, or another medical vehicle, our attorneys can help.
Compensation for Your Injuries and Losses
Although medical transportation drivers are not held to the same standard of care as licensed medical professionals, they do owe their passengers a reasonable duty of care. For people with medical conditions and disabilities, taking extra care falls within this “reasonable” duty.
Any breach of this duty constituted negligence, which is the basis for a personal injury lawsuit.
Winning a lawsuit after a medical transportation injury can help you cope with:
- Medical expenses
- The costs of rehabilitative care
- Transportation to and from future appointments
- Any financial losses related to your accident
- Pain and suffering
- Changes to your quality of life
- Funerary expenses and loss of companionship (for wrongful death lawsuits)
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we will pursue all appropriate damages and fight for maximum compensation, so you can afford the time and resources you need to recover.
Why Choose Us?
Our firm fights for you, even when other firms won’t. Your case may be difficult, but we are here to make it easier. Our team at ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP is dedicated to acting as a voice for the voiceless. When you choose our firm, you can expect our attorneys to be personally involved with your case and work hard on your behalf.
We know this is a difficult time for you, and we hope you trust us to stand by your side.
For lawyers who are on your team from start to finish, contact us at (601) 265-6869 or send us your information online and we will contact you. There are no fees unless we win your case.