Wheelchair Law and Legal Definition
Many states have developed wheelchair warrantty and "lemon laws"-- laws to protect consumers who use wheelchairs and other forms of assistive technology. A "motorized wheelchair" is any motor-driven wheelchair. A typical Motorized Wheelchair Lemon Law provides a legal remedy for consumers who are buyers or lessees of new motorized wheelchairs that turn out to be lemons. If the wheelchair does not conform to the terms of the written warranty and the manufacturer or its authorized dealer is unable to repair the wheelchair after a reasonable number of attempts during the first year, the consumer can choose a full refund or a comparable new replacement wheelchair.
Federal and state laws, which vary by state, have been enacted to provide accessibility to public places for those who use wheelchairs. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prescribes scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities.