Emergency Vehicle Accident
Emergency service vehicles comprise many government owned vehicles. Common examples are fire engines, police cars, police SUV’s as well as ambulances. These vehicles commonly serve Pennsylvania communities by providing a safer environment and transporting the sick or injured. They usually serve their purpose without damage, accident or injury to civilians, pedestrians or other vehicles. However, they also have the ability to be involved in accidents in neighborhoods, roads and highways throughout Pennsylvania. These accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, one of the more common can be the fact that they are not required to stop at all red lights. Even though these vehicles do not have to stop at all red lights and intersections they are still accountable for operating the vehicle in a safe and responsible manner.If you have been hurt or injured in an accident caused by a police vehicle, fire engine or ambulance it is in your best interest to consult with a Chester County Emergency Service Vehicle Accident Attorney immediately.
Emergency Vehicle Safety Requirements
There are several steps emergency vehicle operators and drivers must take in order to safely operate the vehicle while also protecting the public. These steps include:
- If running red lights or intersections they must be responding to an actual emergency
- The emergency vehicle must have its siren(s) operating
- All emergency lights must be functional, operating and turned on
If any of these requirements are not adhered to at time of accident they may be liable for any injuries or damage caused. A Kennett Square Emergency Service Vehicle Accident Lawyer will help determine if you are entitled to compensation and benefits for your injuries.
Injuries Caused in Emergence Vehicle Accidents
Emergency service vehicle accidents can cause many types of injuries. The types of injuries are contingent on various factors such as type of vehicle involved in accident, speed upon impact and where in the car you were situated. Injuries to the soft tissue areas, joints & ligaments and bone fractures are commonly sustained in all types of auto accidents. Accidents involving larger vehicles such as fire trucks can result in catastrophic injuries such as those to the Central Nervous System (CNS). The CNS includes head, brain, neck and spinal cord. Wrongful death can often be the ultimate result of any motor vehicle accident.
Contact a Kennett Square Emergency Service Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Injuries stemming from a motor vehicle accident can impact your life permanently. The Media, Pennsylvania Accident Lawyers at The Law Office of Donze & Donze will do their best to get you the compensation and medical benefits you deserve for your injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. If you, a loved one or a family member have been injured in an accident caused by an emergency service vehicle in Southeastern Pennsylvania please call the Delaware County Accident and Injury Lawyers at The Law Office of Donze & Donze at 610-444-8018. Or, click here to email Mr. Donze.
The Law Office of Donze & Donze handles work all types of personal injury, premises liability and auto accident cases throughout all of Southeastern Pennsylvania including: Philadelphia, Center City, Manayunk, Kennett Square, Avondale, Ridley Park, Ambler, Norristown, West Grove, Media, Ardmore, Blue Bell, Doylestown, Feasterville, Chester, Chichester, West Chester, Broomall, Plymouth Meeting and Conshohocken.