Our Medical Transport Accident Attorneys Will Be Your Advocates
We Protect the Rights of Victims and Hold Negligent Providers Accountable
Countless people trust medical transport companies to provide safe transportation for those in need of medical assistance. When your loved one is injured in a medical transport accident, it can be devastating for everyone involved. It’s easy to feel helpless, isolated, and unsure of what to do next when a company lets you down. Fortunately, our compassionate medical transport lawyers are here to help.
At Grimes Teich Anderson, we’re experienced in representing individuals who have suffered injuries at the hands of medical transport companies. We provide them and their families with the answers, compensation, and justice they deserve. Medical transport accident cases are complex and require a specialized approach, and our dedicated team of attorneys understands the unique needs of these cases. Speak with us for free today; we are ready to advocate for you and your family and guide you through this difficult time.
Services That Medical Transport Companies Provide
Medical transport companies provide a wide range of services essential for patients who need medical assistance, such as:
- Handicapped Transportation
- Non-emergency Medical Transportation
- Stretcher Transportation
- Recreational Transportation
- Wheelchair Transportation
- Disabled Transportation
- MRDD Transportation
All of these services have the potential to lead to serious injury due to company negligence. Understanding the nature of each of these services is vital when gathering evidence and building a winning case. Each medical transport accident has unique challenges, and our legal team at Grimes Teich Anderson is well-versed in each category.
Types of Medical Transport Accidents
Medical transport accidents can take various forms, including but not limited to:
- Wheelchair lift accidents. Wheelchair lifts aid wheelchair users in and out of medical transport vehicles safely. Unfortunately, these devices could malfunction or be defective, potentially resulting in severe injury to the user.
- Slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents are the leading cause of medical transport injuries. These accidents tend to happen in parking lots, as well as on sidewalks and wheelchair ramps.
- Inadequately secured passenger accidents. Patients are likely to endure severe injuries in transit when medical transport providers fail to secure them in their seats properly.
These situations have the potential to be catastrophic and lead to severe injury or even death. Our attorneys have successfully navigated cases involving these scenarios, and we are prepared to fight for your and your family’s rights.
Common Injuries From Medical Transport Vehicle Accidents
Injuries stemming from medical transport accidents can be severe and life-altering and must be addressed as soon as possible. Common injuries include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
As the medical transport collision victim grapples with these injuries, medical bills begin to accumulate. The financial struggle of medical expenses could compound the immense stress of the accident. Fortunately, the dedicated medical transport accident lawyers at Grimes Teich Anderson are here to help you through this challenging time. Our legal team has a proven track record of securing compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more from these accidents for your security and peace of mind.
Determining Liability in Medical Transport Accidents
Medical transport companies play a crucial role in ensuring the timely and safe transportation of individuals requiring medical assistance. Unfortunately, errors and oversights can happen for various reasons, resulting in injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening. In these cases, determining liability can be challenging. Our attorneys are well-versed in investigating these complicated incidents and holding medical transport companies accountable for negligence, inadequate training, or equipment failure leading to an accident.
Types of Facilities Patients Need Medical Transportation To and From
Medical transport company passengers cannot travel to appointments alone, so they depend on these providers to take them to and from their facilities. Medical transport companies extend their services to various healthcare facilities, including:
- Rehab Facilities
- Nursing Homes
- Recreational Outings
- Hospital Admission & Discharge
- Emergency Room Discharges
- Specialized Clinics
- Dialysis Centers
- Cancer Centers
- Doctor’s Appointments
- Inter-facility Pickups
- Adult Day Programs
- Retirement Homes
If you or a loved one were injured during transport to or from any of these facilities, our reputable attorneys have the expertise to handle your case effectively and make sure your voice is heard.
Do Medical Transport Companies Have Insurance?
Medical transport companies are required to carry some form of liability insurance in every state. They may also have a corporate policy to cover injuries from a medical transport accident. Depending on its contract, a medical transport company may be required to carry up to $1,000,000 in liability insurance.
When a patient is injured in a medical transport accident, dealing with the medical transport company’s insurance provider could be challenging to navigate alone. An experienced medical transport accident lawyer can communicate with insurance providers on their behalf.
Understanding Medical Transport Passenger Rights
As a passenger in a medical transport vehicle such as an ambulance, a person is considered a negligent-free passenger. This means that you are not responsible for any injury sustained while in transit. It is the provider’s responsibility to transport you safely between locations. Unfortunately, carriers may be negligent in properly securing or harnessing the passenger in the vehicle. In addition, they could be negligent in driving the vehicle by failing to pay attention to the road or turn on their emergency sirens to signal motorists to move out of the way.
Once the vehicle is in motion, the passenger could be propelled toward the back or sides of the vehicle if not appropriately secured. This could lead to severe consequences such as head trauma and other bodily injuries. As a result, the passenger would be entitled to compensation for their injuries. However, they must seek medical attention as soon as possible for their health and safety, as well as their accident case.
About Grimes Teich Anderson
Since 1979, our team has represented thousands of people hurt or harmed due to negligence across the Carolinas. Our compassionate personal injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting our client's rights and interests. We treat each situation like we would our own, handling our clients’ cases from start to finish as they focus on recovering.
We also work closely with local courts and judges and will ensure that your case receives the attention and consideration it deserves. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality representation for our clients and are ready to speak with you for free. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We won’t get paid unless you do.
We Protect the Rights of Medical Transport Accident Victims in The Carolinas
It's understandable to feel shocked and upset after a loved one is injured in a medical transport accident. A company that promised to keep them safe did not follow through on its word, damaging your trust in the provider you and your family depend on. These passengers are usually already vulnerable and rely on these services to get from place to place, and when they are injured due to the company’s negligence or wrongdoing, the impact could be catastrophic. However, you are not alone. Medical transport accidents happen, and our compassionate team is here to make things right.
At Grimes Teich Anderson, we believe in fighting for the rights of those who have been hurt or harmed due to medical transport accidents. We are here to guide you through this difficult time every step of the way and ensure the provider is held accountable.
Contact us today by submitting a form below or call our office at 800-533-6845 for a free consultation.