What Happens After An Accident In A Medical Vehicle?
When patients are transported in nonemergency situations, they often ride in medical vans called “ambulettes.” Many of the passengers are elderly or in wheelchairs, or both. At Friedman Domiano & Smith Co., L.P.A., we have worked with clients throughout Ohio who have suffered as the result of an accident. It can be difficult to know what your options are. That is why we are here to help thoroughly explain them.
Holding A Driver And Their Insurance Company Accountable
Drivers of ambulettes are concerned about the safety of their passengers, but sometimes shortcuts are taken. When this happens, we can help you understand your options. Ambulette drivers have important responsibilities. They include:
- Ensure that both the wheelchair and the passenger are properly secured in the vehicle. If wheelchairs are not properly secured, they can come loose in an abrupt stop, potentially causing injury to passengers.
- Use the vehicle’s lift with caution, as it can cause injury to passengers if not used properly. Passengers must be able to enter and exit the vehicle safely.
Many insurance companies know our reputation for litigating cases and will provide a full and fair settlement. However, litigation is often necessary to help you achieve the best possible results. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable, and we will not hesitate to take your case to court in order to protect your interests.
Call Today To Discuss Your Options
We have extensive experience representing individuals injured in all types of car accidents, including those involving ambulances and other commercial vehicles used for disability and medical transportation. Our firm is eager and ready to get you back on your feet. To schedule a free consultation, call our office in Cleveland at 216-777-4121 today. You can also fill out our contact form online.