Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Injuries Lawyer
Many people with medical or health issues need transportation to bring them to and from their doctor appointments and other treatments. Non-emergency medical transportation or NEMT companies are hired to provide safe transport for those with special medical needs. Unfortunately, not all NEMT providers fulfill their commitment to deliver their clients safely, using unskilled drivers and poor equipment or methods to transport customers, often resulting in injuries.
In Georgia, NEMT providers are governed under Georgia code 46-1-1 that requires these companies complete their services using extraordinary care for their passengers. They must have higher insurance coverage and deliver their clients safely to their destinations. If a person is injured during their trip due to negligence, the NEMT carrier can be held liable for injuries.
Types of NEMT Injuries
It is not just auto accidents that are a concern during NEMT services. Many people that use these services have disabilities or may be in wheelchairs, needing special care when transferring them to and from the vehicle, as well as securing their safety while inside the vehicle. Injuries can occur when the right methods or equipment are not used, as well as poor safety while driving. Some situations where NEMT injuries can occur include:
- Transfers into and out of the vehicle
- Not securing the client inside the vehicle
- Not securing a wheelchair inside the vehicle
- Vehicle collisions
- Leaving patients in a vehicle unsupervised
- Unsafe use of lifts
If you or a family member use NEMT carriers and have been injured during transport, you have the right to receive compensation for injuries. Contact our team at Moriarty Injury Lawyer to schedule a free consultation. We can explore options for a NEMT lawsuit to pursue compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses related to your injuries.