Arizona Ambulance Accident Lawyer
Ambulance crashes are becoming an issue of growing concern for the general public. In a time of crisis, we depend desperately on emergency services, and the timeliness of their response can be the difference between life and death.
Unfortunately, in an ambulances haste to arrive on scene, accidents can happen. Like many other large vehicle crashes, an ambulance colliding with another vehicle can not only stall their response to the emergency but it can cause serious personal injury, destruction and death for all those involved.
A 2001 study conducted by the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin analyzed 11 years of fatal ambulance crash statistics across the United States. Their findings were startling as they discovered that most ambulance accidents and accident-related fatalities occur when the vehicle is en route to the scene of an emergency.
Out of 339 ambulance crashes, the report cites there were 405 deaths and 838 injuries caused by another vehicles collision with the ambulance. In most cases, those most seriously injured by the accidents are the occupants of the other vehicle, not the ambulance. The size and strength of the ambulance offers greater protection to its occupants, rendering the other vehicle somewhat helpless against it in a crash.
Drivers of ambulances and other emergency vehicles have an added responsibility to their fellow motorists because of this size differential, and if the ambulance driver operated their vehicle carelessly, without following all standard safety precautions, or were negligent in any manner, the victims of ambulance accidents may be eligible for compensation because of the needless pain and anguish they suffered as a result of the crash.
Have you or a loved one been the victim of an ambulance accident? The Phoenix injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group understand that you may be going through a difficult time, but there is no need to suffer in silence or without help from an experienced Arizona ambulance accident lawyer.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the Free Case Review form located on the right side of this page. It is always 100% FREE, without obligation, and your information always remains confidential.
Injuries Associated With Ambulance Accidents
Because ambulances must arrive as quickly as possible onto the scene of an accident, the drivers often pass through stopped intersections, disobeying traffic signals and signs and without much forewarning.
Flashing lights and sirens are typically utilized when ambulances have to blow through red lights, but if a car approaching from another direction does not have that warning, they may collide with the vehicle through no fault of their own.
Injuries sustained in large vehicle crashes can be especially traumatizing. The following are some of the most common injuries associated with ambulance accidents:
- Severe head trauma
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Crushed bones
- Cracked ribs
- Seatbelt injuries
- Herniated discs
- Spinal trauma
Further analysis of the University of Wisconsin data shows that the worst injuries were sustained by those passengers in the ambulance that were in the rear compartment, and in most cases those individuals are already victims of the primary emergency. Involvement in an ambulance accident following another traumatic emergency event can have serious impact on a persons physical and mental wellbeing.
Pedestrians and bicyclists, too, are extremely susceptible to ambulance accident trauma, as they have even less protection that a motor vehicle can provide its occupants. Regardless of the level of involvement, if you or your loved one was involved in an ambulance accident, there is no reason the negligent parties should not be held responsible.
The medical costs associated with a crash can skyrocket, and that will affect not only the victim but their families as well, and time out of work recovering from the crash means thousands of dollars lost from the victims inability to work.
Reach out to a skilled litigator following an ambulance accident Phillips Law Group will help fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation available to you and ensure that justice is done for you and your loved ones.
Phoenix AZ Ambulance Accident Attorneys
If you or loved one has been involved in an ambulance accident with, the victim may be entitled to compensation. An experienced truck accident attorney can help you determine if you may be eligible to make a claim against the negligent party who caused the collision.
At Phillips Law Group we are determined to help injury victims fight for their right to fair and just compensation. For years we have provided comprehensive legal counsel to those in the Phoenix, Arizona area; we are also proud to represent those affected by a collision in the surrounding Phoenix area including:
- Lake Havasu City
- and many more surrounding towns and cities.
To find out how we may be able to help you with your claim, call 1-800-706-3000. One of the competent members of our intake staff will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.
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