Avvo Email - Have no legal fearYou “may” be able to, it will entirely depend on the details of the facts surrounding the accident. Claims against emergency respondes are extremely tough for a i of legal reasons. If you would like a consultation, you are welcome to contact me.
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**Disclaimer** I am licensed to practice in North Carolina. I practice out of Raleigh and Wake County. This answer, to the extent it provides legal advice, is fact specific, and only intended for the jurisdiction where I am licensed.
Please call a local and qualified personal injury NOW! Good luck.
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Consult an attorney ASAP as you definitely have a valid claim and need to preserve and protect your legal rights and any possible remedies for recovery.
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Yes. You need to hire a personal injury lawyer. In New York emergency vehicles engaged in emergency operation get the benefit of a reckless standard I stead of a negligence standard which is a lesser standard and easier to establish. The case will depend on the law in your state and the facts of accident.
I agree with Mr. Millholland. These types of cases are very difficult because there are statutes and doctrines in place that protect emergency responders and county governments. You should not simply assume that you don't have a claim though. If you're injuries were serious enough to put you in an assisted living facility, there are a number of great attorneys in this state that would be willing to investigate a bit and see if they could help you out. That's our job as personal injury attorneys. If you'd like to talk more, I'd be happy to speak with you.
T. Shawn Howard
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Consult wiith an attorney right away because you face not only the obvious liability issues but also a number of procedural issues. I am not licensed in your state, but this is a national forum so I will tell you that I have prevailed against the operators of emergency vehicles who took liberties with their limited exceptions to the rules of the road.
In one case an EMT driver drove out of a business lot directly into the path of my client who was simply driving straight forward on a state highway. We had to take it up to the appellate level, but we won.
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You should obtain needed medical care and treatment immediately and follow the doctor's advice. Do not give any statement to the adverse party or insurance company nor grant them access to any medical records. Photograph the injuries and the damage done to any property. Contact a personal injury attorney in your area as soon as possible so that you can protect your rights. You may also find it helpful to review the Legal Guides I have published on Avvo.com dealing with many of the issues you are now facing. The Guides can be accessed through my profile page on Avvo.com.
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This case is complicated by the doctrine of contributory negligence. The question will be whether you heard or saw, or would a reasonable person in your position been able to hear or see the emergency vehicle before entering the intersection. There are standards that emergency vehicles must follow. Need an attorney to help you determine whether the emergency vehicle driver was negligent. If you are determined to be just 1% negligent then your claim will be barred. You need a competent trial lawyer to assist you with this case.
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