Disabled man Injured While Entering Bus

A company that also operates buses in the Washington region have been ordered to pay $6.4 million to a quadriplegic man who was injured while getting on a bus.
The victim was being hoisted onto a par transit bus in April 2008 when his wheelchair rolled backward off the platform and dropped him 6 feet into his head. The accident caused severe brain injury.
The plaintiff’s lawsuit over the faulty lift named the city and Transportation company, which operates the par transit system under contract. The newspaper reports that a jury determined last week that the transportation company will pay 83 percent of damages and the city 17 percent.A spokeswoman says the city acknowledges some responsibility. The company’s attorney declined comment.
On its Web site, the Transportation company says it offers services at more than 100 locations in 24 states. If you or a friend has been injured due to negligence of others call me at 1-800-320-0080 for a free consultation.