If you suffered a serious motorcycle injury which could cause you to be institutionalized, but you would like to stay at home with assistance, the Americans with Disabilities Act is a useful and vital tool to ensure that you get the help you need to continue a life as normal as possible.
In a Florida case Michele Haddad was injured in a motorcycle accident when she was struck by a drunk driver who caused a spinal cord injury with paralysis and left her a quadriplegic. Michele requested services from the state, but was told that she would first have to be institutionalized for at least 60 days.
The U.S. District Court in Jacksonville ruled in Michele Haddad’s favor, that the state must provide her with services so she can remain in her home and not be institutionalized.
Philip L. Franckel, Esq. is a Partner at FRANCKEL & PLEVY, LLP Accident Attorneys at 1-800-HURT-911®; Rated 10 by Avvo; Avvo Client’s Choice with all 5 star reviews; Avvo Top Contributor; and a former Member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Franckel is well known in New York for representing motorcyclists and created the motorcycle awareness campaign BE AWARE MOTORCYCLES ARE EVERYWHERE®. Mr. Franckel is also President of 1-800-HURT-911, Inc.