Emergency Vehicle Accident
Urgency, speed, road conditions, traffic circumstances, lack of training, fatigue, blind spots, failing to obey traffic laws and misunderstanding the governing laws of the road are all factors that can contribute to Emergency Vehicle Accidents. The risk of collision is high for neighbouring motorists, pedestrians and cyclists and injuries can range in severity from minor skin lacerations to serious injury death.
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Motorists can diminish the risk of injury by following the governing laws of the roads and being aware when an emergency vehicle is approaching or is assisting injured individuals on the side of the road. Emergency vehicles should be given enough space to pass safely. This includes pulling over to the outside lane or shoulder when an emergency vehicle is traveling in the same direction as you or when there is no median separating you and on-coming traffic. Motorists can further prevent injury by being aware of cyclists or pedestrians who may be near the curb or the shoulder of the road when they are trying to move out of the way of the emergency vehicle.
Drivers who are attempting to turn when an emergency vehicle is approaching an intersection should instead continue straight when it is safe to proceed and move to the right to allow the emergency vehicle to pass.
AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE ACCIDENT CAN ENTITLE AN INJURED PERSON TO CLAIMS FOR:
- PERSONAL INJURIES
- BICYCLE DAMAGE
- LOSS OF EARNINGS
- PROPERTY DAMAGE
- TRAVEL COSTS
Motorists, cyclists or pedestrians who have been injured by an emergency vehicle may be entitled to compensation for injuries such as: skin lacerations, whiplash, broken bones, internal injuries, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, death and much more. Victims can also recover compensatory damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, wrongful death, and other losses.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
An investigation is always performed following a motor vehicle accident to determine the factors that contributed to the accident and who was ultimately at fault. Legal representation can help you access full benefits so that you and your loved ones are protected while you recover. Negligence on the part of the driver of the emergency vehicle is a serious offence and our lawyers will ensure that his or her insurer is held accountable for your injuries and that you receive everything to which you are entitled. Delaying your claim could significantly impact your ability to collect compensation so do not delay, call Bezaire & Associates today.