Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (PRWEB) December 13, 2011
A paralyzed woman broke her leg on a bus route from West Palm Beach to Orlando because Greyhound Lines, Inc. allegedly failed to comply with American Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. LaBovick Law Group is suing the bus corporation and one of its drivers for two counts of negligence on the woman’s behalf (15th Judicial Circuit of FL, Case# 502011CA019391XXXNB).
According to the lawsuit, the woman fractured her leg in March when a Greyhound bus driver failed to follow the rules and policies pertaining to loading and instructing disabled passengers, and failed to warn the paraplegic plaintiff about the possibility of abrupt emergency stops.
Due to her paraplegia, the plaintiff in this case does not have the ability to control her lower body. Instead of using her wheelchair and its seatbelt, she was convinced to use the Greyhound bus seat because it would be “more comfortable.”
When the bus driver abruptly slammed on the brakes and brought the coach to a sudden halt, the plaintiff was thrown from her seat and fell onto her wheelchair, which the driver secured in front of her. The plaintiff suffered a fractured leg and aggravated her pre-existing disability. She was also forced to undergo costly medical treatment for her injuries that will continue to affect her in the future.
“It’s important that all persons with disabilities are treated with the highest standards and in accordance with ADA regulations,” Joseph Fields, Esq., ADA Litigation Specialist for LaBovick Law Group said. “When Greyhound failed to safely assist the plaintiff in this case, they caused unjust harm.”
About LaBovick Law Group
LaBovick Law Group is a full-service civil litigation firm serving the state of Florida. The firm specializes in a bouquet of practices from personal injury law, maritime law, ADA, insurance disputes, health care law, family law, estate planning, Qui Tam, commercial litigation, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy and more.
For more information, visit the LaBovick Law Group offices in Palm Beach Gardens, or go to the firm’s website at http://www.LaBovick.com.
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