Non-Emergency Medical Transport Accidents
Medical transport companies provide non-emergency transportation to patients needing some form of assistance such as the elderly, sick or disabled. A medical transport company provides a middle ground between an ambulance and a taxi or Uber. In other words, they provide some assistance and care but not emergency medical services. A medical transport can be used to take people to a variety of services including:
- A doctor's visit
- Dialysis appointments
- Therapy visits
- Other medical treatments
Because most medical transport companies advertise and accept payment for their services, under Tennessee law, they will usually be characterized as a "common carrier". Common carriers owe their clients the highest degree of care. This high duty of care extends to almost all aspects of the transport service. Because medical transports are providing services to people who are already sick or injured, it is especially important for them to keep their equipment in good condition and to employ well-trained, conscientious staff who exercise good judgment.
Medical transport patients can be involved in several types of accidents including:
- A collision with another vehicle or object
- Accidents from insufficiently secured wheelchairs or stretchers
- Accidents from improperly used chair lifts
- Injuries from patients being left in extreme or unsafe conditions
- Accidents during unloading or loading of a wheelchair or stretcher
- Accidents while the patient is transferring to a wheelchair or stretcher
- And many others
If you or a loved one has been injured in a medical transport accident, contact our experienced medical transport accident attorneys. For more than 30 years, our award-winning lawyers have been helping injury victims and their families and we would be honored to help you too. We know and understand that injury victims do not want to pay a lawyer in order to find out if they even have a case, which is why we offer a free, no-obligation consultation. We will help you understand your legal rights and the options you have following a medical transport accident. If we think you have a case and that we can help you, you can hire us on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we recover money for you.
We know that most people have not had any experience with the legal system and can feel overwhelmed with the process. Choosing the right injury lawyer is critical to how quickly your case will be resolved and how successful it will be. Quite simply, experience and reputation matter. We want you to find the right injury attorney for your medical transport case, even if it is not us. We have written a number of Legal Guides on our FAQ page to help accident victims select the right attorney, understand fees and expenses in an injury case, prepare for a meeting with an injury attorney and more. We strongly encourage you to do your homework then give us a call and interview us to be your lawyer. Simply give us a call for a free consultation:
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