Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Claims Lawyer
Many people with disabilities rely on non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) to get back and forth for treatment. Companies that provide this service have an obligation to safely transport their customers and can be held liable if a customer is injured in a vehicle accident while using their service. If you have been injured due to negligence on the part of a NEMT company, you may be entitled to file a claim to receive compensation for your injuries.
In Florida, non-emergency medical transportation is a big business. With our large elderly population, there are many of our residents that use NEMT on a regular basis. NEMT companies in Florida must be certified, and their drivers must have a for-hire chauffeur registration. This service provides transportation for those in wheelchairs, on stretchers or with medical conditions that make it difficult to use other types of public transportation.
Injuries Caused During NEMT
While a customer is using non-emergency medical transportation, they should be protected from preventable accidents. While drivers of these vehicles are not medical personnel, they are expected to be trained to transport their clients safely. Some common events that have caused injuries to customers using NEMT include:
- Failing to secure the patient in the vehicle
- Collision with another vehicle or object
- Loading and unloading accidents
- Chair lift accidents
- Leaving patients in the vehicle and exposure to heat or unsafe conditions
When a person is injured when using non-emergency medical transportation, the company is often liable for the injuries. If you or a loved one sustained an injury using NEMT in Florida, contact our team at Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law. We will schedule a free consultation at our office in Tampa to discuss your claim and offer advice on your legal options. If we handle your case, you can trust our attorneys to seek the maximum recovery for your injuries.