Representing Police, Fire Truck and Ambulance Accident Victims If you have been injured in an accident involving a fire truck, ambulance or police car, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.For years, Dankner Milstein, P.C., has been a tenacious advocate for the injured. With offices in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island, our motor vehicle accident attorneys represent injured walkers across these areas and beyond. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case.
When Are Drivers of Emergency Vehicles Liable?
Whether or not you can recover compensation for accident injuries involving a fire truck, police car or ambulance will depend on the circumstances. While emergency vehicles can violate traffic laws, they must do so in a prudent manner. For example, before running a red light, the vehicle should slow down and look both ways for crossing traffic.
Whether or not the actions of the emergency vehicle driver were prudent is usually a disputed issue in a personal injury lawsuit. The sooner you contact our lawyers after an accident, the sooner we can collect and preserve evidence of negligence.
Filing a Notice of Claim: Whenever you sue a municipality in New York, you must file a notice of claim within 90 days of the date of your injury. If you miss this deadline, you may give up your right to sue.