September 27th, 2013|
September 27, 2013
Ambulette services are vital to getting to doctor’s appointments and medical care facilities for many elderly or disabled citizens. The Ohio Ambulette Accident Lawyers with Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy explain that when operators of these vehicles are negligent or the vehicles are improperly maintained, accidents can happen that leave patients in worse conditions.
This was the case for one 24-year-old quadriplegic woman who was injured due to a driver’s recklessness and negligence. According to an article from Cincinnati.com, the victim was being transported by an ambulette service when the driver suddenly took a sharp turn that caused the victim’s wheelchair to overturn. The victim was thrown to the floor and suffered a broken arm; however, the driver offered her no assistance and instead told the victim to, “Get that sad puppy dog look…” off her face.
While the driver has been criminally charged in the incident and sentenced to 90 days in prison and three years of probation, the victim has also filed a civil lawsuit against the perpetrator. The suit claims the driver’s actions were directly responsible for her injuries and seeks damages for the victim’s losses.
The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of how devastating a breach of trust that results in injury by a caregiver can be. The firm is here to help anyone who has been harmed while receiving medical attention from a professional.