“They were courteous and worked very diligently. If you want a good lawyer, Adam Handler is the lawyer you need. Adam treated my brother well. We consider Adam our friend and we really appreciate everything he did for us. Job well done!”
– Doreen (Vernon’s Sister) from Brooklyn, NY
On June 28th, 2017, Vernon, an ambulatory cerebral palsy patient, was preparing to board an Access-A-Ride van to go to his doctor’s appointment. On past occasions, and as the Access a Ride rules dictate, the driver of the van would come around and assist Vernon onto the lift allowing him to enter the van. However, on this day, the driver of the van decided it was more important to continue the call on his cell phone instead of helping Vernon. As a result, Vernon fell backward off the lift and landed flat on his back in the street. Vernon’s sister, Doreen, was in the house and ran outside to find Vernon on the ground with his head bleeding.
While Doreen and other witnesses came to Vernon’s aide, the driver of the Access-A-Ride said nothing to Doreen, got into the van, and drove away while still on the phone! Doreen called 911 and Vernon was taken by ambulance to Maimonides Medical Center.
Vernon was very shaken up and in a lot of pain after the accident. As a result of his fall, Vernon injured his head and neck/spine that required surgery. He suffered from post-traumatic headaches and was confined to his bed for approximately one month. Arthritic changes to the spine can be expected, and Vernon is a candidate for further pain management and surgical intervention. Vernon, who was quite mobile at the time of the accident, has lost his ability to get around as he was accustomed to doing. Essentially, Vernon has now lost any semblance of independence he once had due to the negligence of this driver.
Another sister of Vernon and Doreen had a legal matter that was handled by The Case Handler team. After Vernon’s accident, their sister recommended that they contact Adam Handler! With the help of our Brooklyn Access-a-Ride accident attorneys at PPID, we successfully recovered a $2.5 million dollar settlement for Vernon! He will now have all the resources he needs to be comfortable and cared for, for the rest of his life.
According to the MTA’s 2020 Guide to Paratransit Service, “It is AAR’s (Access-A-Ride’s) goal to provide safe, prompt and reliable service.” Unfortunately, that was anything but true for Vernon. No matter if you are taking a cab, Uber, or Access-a-Ride; the drivers of these vehicles and the companies they work for have a responsibility for the safety of their passengers. If you or a loved one were injured due to a negligent Access-a-Ride driver or another type of accident, “Adam Handler is the lawyer you need.”
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