Plaintiff, a grossly overweight disabled wheelchair user, while being transported in a paratransit vehicle, suffered extensive and profound personal injuries when the van driver made an illegal and unsafe left turn cutting off oncoming traffic resulting in a crash which rotated the transport vehicle 360 degrees and coming to rest against and destroying a light pole. Plaintiff alleged that the transport company failed to appropriately inspect, maintain, replace and care for the van’s required client and wheelchair physical restraints. Consequently, the seat belts became unspooled, plaintiff was rendered unrestrained and was launched out of the rear side window severing part of an ear and sustaining life changing injuries.
While walking through the Alitalia area of the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport in Rome, Plaintiff slipped and fell in clear liquid, sustaining several severe fractures to her leg. The airline and the airport were owned, operated and maintained by the Country of Italy. Working with the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles and implementing Federal Court “treaty Jurisdiction” through the Warsaw Convention, the lawsuit was filed, served, and litigation ensued resulting in a settlement.
Plaintiff, a disabled wheelchair user, while being transported in a paratransit van, was severely injured when the van driver made an illegal U-turn into oncoming traffic causing a major collision and impact. The driver was alleged to have improperly secured plaintiff in the Van, facing in the wrong direction.
Plaintiff, an elderly disabled wheelchair-bound woman, was seriously injured when the hospital-owned paratransit van that was transporting her to a care facility changed lanes and swerved to avoid oncoming traffic, launching plaintiff out of her wheelchair onto the floor of the van. Plaintiff’s resulting lower extremity fractures required surgery, but defendant hospital failed to regularly mobilize client’s lower extremities, causing deep and painful bed sores and the amputation of two toes. Plaintiff alleged that the paratransit van driver was not properly trained in the methods, procedures and safety methods of securing a wheelchair transport.