When Emergency Vehicles Cause Accidents

Even if you drive carefully and obey all traffic signs, you can be injured by an emergency vehicle that speeds, runs stop lights or performs other unsafe maneuvers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 70 people were killed in accidents involving emergency vehicles in 2012. Thousands more suffered life-changing injuries.

At The Gold Law Firm in Memphis, our lawyers represent people injured in all types of car wrecks , including those caused by fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and other emergency vehicles. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and determine if the emergency vehicle driver was negligent.

Here are examples of emergency vehicles that are often involved in accidents:

  • Police cars: Police vehicles cause more accidents than all other types of emergency vehicles combined. Sometimes these accidents occur as a result of poor decision-making by police, such as high-speed chases and running red lights.
  • Ambulances: Most ambulance accidents occur in intersections, in clear weather and in broad daylight.
  • Fire trucks: While accidents involving fire trucks occur less often than with other emergency vehicles, they tend to cause serious injuries due to the size and weight of the units.

The sooner you contact us after an accident, the sooner we can uncover evidence of negligence on the part of the driver of the emergency vehicle.

Contact Our Tennessee Lawyers For A Free Initial Consultation

If you have been injured in an accident caused by an emergency vehicle, call 901-303-8619 or 800-610-9622, or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. Our attorneys offer evening and weekend appointments, and hospital and home visits.

You pay no attorney fees unless we secure a favorable outcome in your case.