Med Transport Injuries

A type of injury case that we see occasionally that really does not get the attention that it deserves is when one is injured on a medical transportation vehicle due to the negligence of the med transport driver or other med transport personnel. This is directed at anyone who is disabled in some form or fashion and/or is confined to a wheelchair. If you or someone dear to you fall in this category, then PAY ATTENTION.

Med transport vehicles can be dangerous. The drivers are usually in a hurry to get the passengers to their doctors appointments or treatments such as dialysis. When someone is driving in a hurry, they are not usually a safe driver. A lot of time they neglect to properly secure the passengers in the seat with a seat belt. Or if the passenger is already confined to a wheelchair, they neglect to secure the wheelchair. If the driver, being in a hurry has to stop short, (which DOES HAPPEN quite often) or runs a red light (which unfortunately also happens quite often) and the passengers are not properly belted in their seat, or their wheelchair, disaster can strike. When a person does not have full use of their arms and legs, they obviously can not keep themselves from falling, or brace themselves to better absorb the impact. Therefore they are much more prone to suffer severe injury when falling to the floor when the Med Transport van stops abruptly or causes an accident with another motor vehicle.

Our firm has handled several of these cases recently that settled for large money. The reasons are that the negligence is quite obvious. Van driver not securely fastening the disabled passenger in the van with a wheelchair or without or van driver runs red light striking other vehicle, the damages can be severe. Striking your head, neck, back (or for that matter any body part) on the hard van floor without being able to brace yourself can lead to catastrophic injuries and with a commercial vehicle, you are likely to see a liability insurance policy with high policy limits. So there is lots of insurance coverage to go after if your injuries are indeed severe.

Frequently Asked Questions For Liability

Q: I slipped and fell while I was shopping, but don’t know what caused me to fall. Can I still get a recovery?

A: No. You can not get a monetary recovery for your injuries from a fall if you do not know what caused you to fall.

Q: I was injured when I fell, what do I do now?

A: If you fall in a store, report it immediately. If there are any witnesses, try to get their names on the incident report. Then seek medical treatment right away.

Q: I saw water on the floor and tried to go around it, but fell anyway, can I pursue a claim against the establishment?

A: No. You can NOT collect for injuries from a fall if you were aware of the hazard BEFORE you were injured.

Q: I fell in a store, but wasn’t hurt. However, the manager was rude and wouldn’t even help me. Is there anything I can do?

A: Not really. The law does not allow for common courtesy (unfortunately).

Q: Will your office pay for me to go see a doctor?

A: NO, unless you have a potentially serious injury and have already been to an Emergency Room.

Q: How do I get my bills paid?

A: There are several options available: Health Insurance and Lien
Health Insurance
| Lien

Q: If my case does not settle will you still pay my doctor bills?

A: Our office is not responsible to pay any bills unless we settled your case AND YOU HAVE AUTHORIZED US TO PAY OUTSTANDING BALANCES OR WE HAVE SIGNED A DOCTOR’S LIEN ON YOUR BEHALF.

Q: What are your attorney fees?

A: Our attorney fees are 1/3 of whatever money we recover for you in a settlement.

Q: Do I need an appointment?

A: Yes. However, most appointments can be made the same day if need be.

Q: I do not live in the city of Atlanta, and will not be able to make it into the office, is there anything that can be done?

A: Yes, although we prefer to meet with clients in person (at least for the initial visit) it is not mandatory that clients come in. There are other options available, please ask your attorney at the time of your call.

Q: When will I get my money?

A: Personal Injury settlements generally occur after the client is finished treating, but there can be some exceptions.


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