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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Hire with Open Road Access (ORA)

Some people rely on a wheelchair after suffering a serious injury, we look at Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV) and a way of hiring WAVs to get the best accessible vehicle for your needs.

Wheelchair accessible vehicle hire is unfortunately not as readily available as standard vehicle hire. Disabled people and their families are often stuck in finding short-term and long-term hire cars to meet their additional needs. Open Road Access (ORA) is committed to sourcing suitable transport for the disabled community, particularly wheelchair users.

Wheelchair accessible vehicles are highly important for wheelchair users to have access to. Accessible vehicle hire promotes independence and inclusion, ensuring disabled people and their loved ones have the freedom to travel and live a full life.

Additionally, wheelchair accessible vehicles can be essential for many disabled people in their day-to-day life due to the need to attend regular medical appointments, negating the need for them to rely on ambulances and specialised transport, which can be less convenient to arrange.

Major Trauma Group is proud to work alongside ORA. Our strong working relationship with ORA means our specialist personal injury lawyers can inform our clients of the benefits of securing an accessible vehicle rental within a claim for compensation, making their journey to recovery or adaptation to a new way of life more convenient and enjoyable.

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Hire: About Open Road Access

Open Road Access was founded by its parent brand Proximo, the leading supplier of specialist replacement vehicles in the B2B sector. ORA was established to provide wheelchair accessible vehicles directly to consumers as an on-demand rental service.

ORA was designed for wheelchair users, by wheelchair users. The ORA team work with wheelchair users and their families to understand what they need from a wheelchair accessible vehicle service. ORA was specifically designed to meet those needs.

One of the points raised by the disabled community that ORA spoke with was the struggle of refuelling a vehicle before returning it to the hiring company; as such, Open Road Access refuel the vehicle for their customers with no hidden costs.

Ultimately, ORA is committed and passionate about sharing the voices and opinions of the disabled community. One of the ways in which they facilitate this is through their partnerships with subject matter experts with lived experience of disability when developing new products and through their commitment to employing disabled people across the company, with a focus on senior roles.

How to hire an adapted vehicle?

Open Road Access makes the process of hiring a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle as straightforward as possible. Developed in partnership with a wide range of specialist vehicle conversion and adaption companies, the ORA fleet is designed to cater for all customer needs. Customers simply need to get in touch with ORA to discuss their needs and provide a valid debit or credit card to reserve a vehicle.

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One of the ORA experts can then ensure they have an appropriate and accessible vehicle on hand that would suit the customer from the information they have provided. The ORA team will deliver the vehicle to the customer at a time and place convenient for them. The ORA drivers will explain all of the adaptations and features of vehicle to the customer and won’t leave until the customer feels comfortable using them. At the end of the hire, the ORA team will collect the vehicle from the customer.

When hiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle from ORA, customers can have peace of mind that insurance, breakdown cover and delivery and collection are included in the price of their rental.

Can wheelchair accessible vehicle hire be included in your claim for compensation?

At Major Trauma Group, we understand that making a claim for compensation can be a stressful time. If you have suffered traumatic injuries from an accident or negligence that wasn’t your fault, then your first priority is most likely going to be on your recovery, both physically and mentally.

However, initiating a claim for compensation against the persons or party that caused your injuries as soon as you are able, can heighten your chances of gaining access to specialist treatment, adaptations and rehabilitation sooner rather than later.

Unfortunately, not everyone who has suffered traumatic injuries can expect to make a full recovery, but there are adaptations that can be made that can make their new life as full as possible. One of these adaptations can undoubtedly be having access to a wheelchair accessible vehicle as and when they need one.

Our panel of specialist serious injury lawyers at Major Trauma Group can negotiate to include access to wheelchair accessible vehicle hire as a part of your compensation claim. In many cases, we can also advocate for you to have access to a wheelchair accessible vehicle before the claim for compensation is finalised, providing you the freedom to travel, not only for access to medical appointments but also for your pleasure.

Why choose Major Trauma Group?

Major Trauma Group is proud to work alongside Open Road Access, ensuring our clients have access to flexible and convenient wheelchair accessible vehicle hire.

Our member firms are based all across the UK, all of whom are experts in the area of personal injury claims. We are passionate about providing our clients with expert rehabilitation treatments alongside fair compensation for their injuries, and we can now also incorporate accessible vehicle hire within claims to support our clients with their freedom.

If you are looking to make a claim for personal injury, then our panel of lawyers at Major Trauma Group offer their services on a no win no fee agreement, meaning you do not need to worry about the costs associated with making a claim.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team to find out how we can help in making a claim for compensation, particularly if you are interested in having access to a wheelchair accessible vehicle, do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. Please call us on 0330 311 2578 or email us at Alternatively, we have a live chat feature on our website, which you can utilise to request a call back.

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