Wheelchair Lift Accidents Lawyer

Written by
Abraham Jaros
Updated on Tuesday, Jun 27, 2023

Defective Wheelchair Lifts In New York City

Wheelchair lifts are designed to increase freedom and mobility for handicapped individuals and can be found in a number of public and private facilities, including certain equipped vans, stairs, buildings, and most public buses. In addition — as of Jan. 1, 2013 — new regulations from the American Disability Association (ADA) require all public swimming pools in the United States to have assisted entry systems for disabled patrons. Public pools smaller than 300 linear feet need offer only one form of assisted entry — either a sloped entry or a wheelchair lift specifically designed for swimming pools — while pools larger than 300 feet in length require two entry systems.

While these lifts offer improved facilitation of public and private environments for disabled men and women, unfortunately they do not always function as designed. Flaws or breakage in handicap accessibility equipment can have disastrous results, putting the user at risk for serious injuries, including broken or fractured bones, facial lacerations, traumatic brain injuries, or severe injuries to the neck, head, or spinal cord. These potentially devastating defects or flaws can include a slippery or wet surface, improper maintenance of the lift, unsound machinery, flawed design, incorrect installation, or a defect in the roll stop latch. A competent New York City personal injury lawyer can help ascertain the cause of your injury and find out what compensation you are entitled to.

For a free consultation, call us locally at 212.227.2780, or complete our online questionnaire. We look forward to hearing from you.

Defective Wheelchair Lifts Endanger Handicapped Individuals

If you or a loved one suffered injury while using a wheelchair lift at a pool, bus, building, or other public or private facility, you may be entitled to compensatory damages. Our team of capable New York City injury attorneys has been handling a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases since Jaroslawicz & Jaros was founded in 1980, and since that time we have recovered more than $2 billion for our clients in and around the city of New York. Let us put that experience to work on your behalf. You deserve attentive, personal, and proven legal representation, so call our firm today at 212.227.2780 to set up a free case evaluation and find out how Jaroslawicz & Jaros is prepared to deliver.

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You can reach partner Abraham Jaros directly, either call his cell 917-842-9544, or email him at ajaros@lawjaros.com. Or call Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 212 227 2780 in New York, or toll free 800-269-2780, or submit an online questionnaire.