An ambulette is a wheelchair accessible van or ambulance vehicle used to transport the sick and elderly to doctor visits and other non-emergency medical appointments. Ambulette services are supposed to provide safe transportation for our loved ones. But when ambulette companies are improperly staffed and maintained, serious accidents can occur.
If your loved one has been injured in an ambulette accident, you need an Ohio ambulette accident lawyer with experience and compassion to represent your case. For more than 85 years, the legal team at Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy has helped people through the most difficult moments of their lives. We can help you, too.
Types of Ambulette Accidents
Ambulette operators are often in a hurry, over-worked, and undertrained. These conditions can create a hazardous environment, sometimes resulting in serious safety violations and accidents.
In addition to vehicle to vehicle crashes, ambulette accidents can happen during the loading and unloading of passengers via the wheelchair lift and during transit when operators improperly fasten passengers’ seatbelts or improperly secure their wheelchairs.
Common ambulette injuries include:
- broken bones,
- head and brain injuries,
- neck and back fractures,
- severe cuts and bruising,
- and wrongful death.
If your loved one suffers from injuries caused by a negligent ambulette staff member or driver, he or she deserves to be treated with care. Contact an ambulette crash lawyer from Nurenberg Paris today by completing a free initial consultation form or calling (888) 900-6075.
Ambulette services must adhere to the Ohio administrative code for ambulettes and have the correct, up-to-date licenses in order to legally operate. If the transportation company that caused your loved one’s injury was not in compliance with the regulations when the accident occured, our ambulette accident lawyers can use this evidence to strengthen your case.
Contact us today—we’ll investigate the details surrounding your loved one’s accident and work to get the compensation needed to cover medical costs.