Potter Handy is the leading firm for prosecuting civil rights claims on behalf of persons with disabilities. We are experienced with the unique issues in cases where persons with disabilities (PWD) are injured.
California Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
At Potter Handy, LLP we are experienced with the unique issues in cases where persons with disabilities are injured. This case should not be approached like any other personal injury case. It is essential that you are represented by a lawyer who has extensive experience pursuing cases for persons with disabilities. Potter Handy, LLP is the leading firm in prosecuting civil rights claims on behalf of persons with disabilities.
Injuries to Persons with Disabilities
Injuries to persons with disabilities are a major problem that is avoidable. Civil rights laws were passed to require accessible facilities so persons with disabilities could safely live as independently as possible. Hundreds of persons reliant on wheelchairs have been hit by vehicles in the United States in the last few years alone. A large percentage of these incidents were the result of facilities not being in compliance with the disability access laws.
Many additional people have been injured in other ways due to facilities not being in compliance with the disability access laws. When violated civil rights laws can be very powerful and provide extraordinary remedies against more defendants. In addition to the monetary value of civil rights claims being higher, the victim doesn’t have the concern of apportionment of fault because all responsible parties are liable jointly and severally for 100% of the resulting harm.
Did You Know?
- It is estimated that there are over 100,000 injuries to persons in wheelchairs per year.
- It is estimated that between 1.6 and 2.2 million Americans rely on wheelchairs to assist with mobility impairments.
- Pedestrians in wheelchairs have a 36% higher fatality rate.
- An average of 1.6 pedestrians using wheelchairs each week is killed in road traffic collisions.
If you are a person with a disability who has been injured or have a family member with a disability who has been injured, it is very important to have an expert attorney evaluate the case.
An expert civil rights attorney’s approach can make the case worth 700 % more than a standard personal injury and negligence approach. Evidence can be lost or destroyed so it is important to you do not delay in contacting Potter Handy for an evaluation of your case.
Call (800) 383-7027 or email us to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
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