When a disabled or elderly individual cannot walk or stand for extended periods of time, the use of a wheelchair may be employed. There are two designs for a wheelchair, one is completely manual, where the user is in charge of propelling his or her arms to have the chair’s wheels spin, and the other is mechanical, where an automated system is used. Wheelchairs are usually incredibly strong pieces of equipment, built to endure everyday use in various environments. In addition, they are typically designed for the specific user, taking into account height, weight, seat angle, or special medical needs.
Because individual rely on these devices as a main form of transportation, malfunctions in the equipment could have devastating consequences. If you were injured due to a defective wheelchair and would like to pursue legal representation for your case, call (800) 242-2874 to contact the Waukesha personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®.
The following injuries could be sustained by a defective wheelchair:
Though there might be human error in some wheelchair accidents, sometimes the user is not to blame. If the wheelchair itself is defective, you may be able to sue on the basis of product liability.
If you or someone you love was injured by a defective or malfunctioning wheelchair, call (800) 242-2874 to contact the Waukesha personal injury attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® to learn about your legal rights.