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No one expects to be injured in a car accident when they’re on their morning commute or running errands, but they happen all the time. In fact, 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. each year on average, harming more than 3 million people. The very last thing someone may expect is to be injured by an emergency response vehicle like an ambulance.

Ambulances make their presence known by turning on their sirens and emergency lights when responding to an emergency, but sometimes other vehicles get caught in the cross-hairs. If you or someone you love has been injured by an ambulance, Belushin Law Firm, P.C. can assess your situation in a free consultation and offer you options should you wish to proceed. Our Brooklyn ambulance accident attorneys can fight for your right to compensation when your injuries have been caused by negligence.

Contact us today at (888) 918-9890, or fill out our online form. Our team is committed to putting your needs and goals first and has the track record to prove it.

How Do Ambulance Accidents Occur?

Though emergency responders are heroic and the general public relies on them in a crisis, ambulances are required to follow certain laws while driving like any other vehicle. Accidents and injuries can occur when ambulances are negligent and violate these laws and regulations.

An ambulance can cause accidents and injure other passengers, drivers, and pedestrians nearby if:

  • The driver is inattentive or distracted
  • The objects in the ambulance aren’t properly secured and cause issues within the vehicle or fly out
  • The patient in the vehicle is improperly secured
  • The ambulance has a mechanical failure
  • The driver is improperly trained

In addition to ambulance-specific factors, accidents can be caused by general factors that include driver fatigue, intoxication, speeding, and more. Distracted driving is a major factor in accidents because as ambulances weave in and out of traffic, they must be focused on the road at all times in case another vehicle or hazard blocks their way or suddenly veers into their lane.

While it’s understandable that ambulances have places to be, because drivers are trained professionals, they must still be expected to operate their vehicles safely and without risking the lives of passengers and those around them.

Who Can Be Held Accountable for an Accident?

Emergency vehicle drivers are generally permitted to speed, run red lights, and engage in other behavior that may be classified as risky in order to respond to emergencies. However, if a driver fails to use their lights and sirens, turns at high speeds, and indulges in other behavior that may be considered negligent, they could be held liable for damages.

Common Injuries

While individuals can receive the same kinds of injuries in an ambulance accident as they would in a regular car accident, injuries can be more serious with ambulances because not only are they typically speeding at the time of the accident, but ambulance drivers have little control over the lateral motion of their vehicle. This means if an ambulance tips over, it will likely pin down the vehicle under it.

Common injuries associated with ambulance accidents include:

  • Broken jaws
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Head and brain trauma
  • Loss of limbs or amputations
  • Spinal cord and neck injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Wrongful death

Call Our Firm Today to Get Started On Your Case

Injuries can be expensive to treat, especially if they’re more serious. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients and can help you pay for your medical bills, including surgery and hospital stay costs, prescription medication costs, and more. We can also recover damages including property damage and lost wages from needing to miss work to recover. Our team operates on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid until you do. Allow us to be a voice for you during a dark time.

Pursue the justice you deserve by first calling our Brooklyn ambulance accident attorneys at (888) 918-9890. No case is too big or complicated for us to handle.

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