Driving in New York can be challenging to even a seasoned driver and when you add the element of a speeding emergency vehicle to the mix it becomes even more hazardous. Hopefully, you will hear it coming, and know from what direction, but many times that is not the case. Emergency vehicles do have privileges to break traffic laws at times in order to reach the scene of an emergency quickly or transport a patient for emergency medical aid, as examples. They must, however, exercise a reasonable amount of common sense for the safety of other drivers and pedestrians. Retaining a skilled and experienced emergency vehicle accident attorney in New York is necessary if you are ever involved in an accident with a responding vehicle. If you have received an emergency vehicle accident injury in New York call the Law Offices of Tanya Gendelman PC. We have the attorneys that will fight aggressively to win you compensation for the misfortune caused by a negligent or careless emergency vehicle driver.
Emergency Vehicle Accident Injury and Death Rates in New York
Recent statistics show that over 700 injuries and deaths occur each year in New York involving police, fire or EMS. Each emergency vehicle injury or death was preventable by the driver following proper procedures. Most of these accidents, especially in New York City occur at intersections where lights and sirens were not used, or high-speed vehicles went through red lights without slowing properly and allowing traffic the clear the box. These crashes are complex in nature due to the layers of regulations and protocol in place for the particular agency to follow. This makes lawsuits even more difficult due to the fact that they involve the city, municipality, state or a combination. A victim needs an experienced accident attorney in New York that is familiar with the rules of the departments and agencies and will not be intimidated by the teams of government and corporate lawyers in place.
Your Emergency Vehicle Injury Attorney Will Get the Facts Out in the Open
It is not uncommon when the emergency vehicle injury attorney investigates an accident that the facts of the case have been clouded or covered up. The attorney can determine if excessive speed was involved. Were the lights and siren used as required? Was there a high-speed pursuit that should have been called off? There are many extenuating circumstances that can lead to an emergency vehicle accident and your attorney from the Law Offices of Tanya Gendelman PC will uncover them and use them to get you the award you are entitled to. Call today for a free consultation. We will not accept a cent unless we win your case and winning is what we do.