You Have A Right To Compensation After A Medical Transport Injury
When medical transport arrives to take you to the hospital, appointments or help you move around, you reasonably expect that the driver and personnel will take proper care to keep you safe. However, you might be surprised by how often people suffer serious injuries in medical transportation vehicles in the Atlanta Metro area. We believe this type of injury does not get the attention it deserves.
In many cases, people are injured in medical transportation vehicles due to the negligence of the med transport driver or other med transport personnel. People with disabilities — and particularly people who are confined to wheelchairs — are often the victims in these situations.
If you or someone you love has suffered a medical transport injury, our attorneys can help. We have extensive experience in these matters, and we advise and represent injury victims and their families in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
How Do These Injuries Happen?
Although they are meant to protect the health and safety of their passengers, medical transportation vehicles can be dangerous. The drivers of these vehicles are usually in a hurry to get the passengers to their doctors’ appointments or to treatments such as dialysis.
When drivers are in a hurry, a lot of the time they do not drive safely. And sometimes the drivers and medical personnel neglect to properly belt the passengers into the vehicle’s seats or into their wheelchairs. Or, if the passenger is already belted into their wheelchair, the driver or medical personnel will neglect to secure the wheelchair into the floor restraints.
Unfortunately, in such a situation, if the driver has to stop short, runs a red light or hits another vehicle, the consequences can be disastrous for the unsecured passengers.
Patients who do not have the use of their arms or legs are unable to protect themselves from falling or to brace themselves to better absorb the impact. They are therefore much more susceptible to severe injury when a medical transportation van abruptly stops or otherwise causes a crash.
Our lawyers are familiar with the insurance issues involved in medical transport accidents. We can help you maximize your compensation after a serious injury.
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