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Emergency Vehicle Accident Lawyers NY

NY Personal Injury Attorneys Represent Victims of Accidents Between Cars and Emergency Vehicles in NYC

Emergency vehicle accidents – accidents between a motor vehicle and an ambulance, fire engine, police car, or other type of emergency vehicle – can result in serious personal injury or even wrongful death. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury in an accident of this type in the Bronx or anywhere else in NY, you may be entitled to financial compensation. However, you need a talented attorney on your side in order to make sure that your best interests are served and that your rights are protected.

Proner & Proner features a team of experienced emergency vehicle accident attorneys. Based in Manhattan, we serve clients throughout New York, including NYC, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, NY. Enlist our team’s services today to secure the exceptional legal counsel you need.

Common Causes of NYC Accidents Between Cars and Emergency Vehicles

The factors behind many of the accidents between cars and emergency vehicles overlap with many of the common causes of motor vehicle accidents. For example, motorist or emergency vehicle driver error (e.g., inattention, sleepiness, overly aggressive driving, or failure to obey traffic signals), road or weather hazards (e.g., road obstructions, slick roads, or poor visibility) and faulty traffic flow devices (e.g., unclear road signs or defective traffic lights) can lead to auto accidents. Another common cause is the failure of motorists to yield to oncoming emergency vehicles.

If you have been injured in an accident with an emergency vehicle, contact Proner & Proner to schedule a consultation with one of our Bronx emergency vehicle accident attorneys. We represent clients in New York City and throughout NY’s five boroughs.

Proving Liability in a Case Involving a New York Car-Emergency Vehicle Accident

Proving liability in cases involving an accident between a car and an emergency vehicle can be complicated. While motorists are required to yield to oncoming emergency vehicles (if those vehicles announce their approach with sirens), a motorist’s failure to yield does not guarantee that they will be held responsible for an accident. Rather, the circumstances surrounding the accident will largely determine liability. For example, if the driver of an emergency vehicle fails to give sufficient warning of the vehicle’s approach and an accident results, the emergency vehicle driver could be held liable. Alternatively, if a car and an emergency vehicle collide due to defective traffic flow monitoring devices, the city (or the party responsible for maintaining those devices) can be held liable.

Finally, the law does not condone over-aggressive driving by emergency vehicle drivers. Although these drivers are authorized to drive assertively and to exceed the speed limit in certain circumstances, they must remain within certain parameters. When emergency vehicle drivers fail to stay within these parameters and an accident or injury occurs, the emergency vehicle driver can be held liable.

Requirements for New York Emergency Vehicle Drivers

An emergency vehicle driver’s failure to adhere to certain guidelines could impact their defense against a motor vehicle accident lawsuit. In many states, the law requires that emergency vehicle drivers:

  • Carry an appropriate driver’s license.
  • Undergo drug and alcohol testing.
  • Have proper training.
  • Understand relevant vehicle codes and state laws pertaining to emergency vehicles.
  • Implement standard vehicle operation procedures.
  • Utilize appropriate warning devices.
  • Adhere to certain speed limitations.
  • Maintain adequate vehicle insurance.

Experienced New York City Car Accident Attorneys

Proner & Proner’s car accident attorneys have years of combined experience representing emergency vehicle accident victims in the Bronx, New York. We are well-versed in the laws impinging on such cases – including motor vehicle, personal injury, and product liability laws – and we aim to utilize these laws to our clients’ greatest benefit. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a police car, ambulance, or other emergency vehicle, entrust your case to our team of professionals. Our emergency vehicle accident attorneys in Manhattan will work diligently to hold the appropriate parties responsible and obtain any compensation to which you are entitled.

Additional Car Accident Services in New York

In addition to accidents involving cars and emergency vehicles, Proner & Proner also handles other motor vehicle accident cases, including single and multiple-vehicle accidents; motorcycle accidents; commercial vehicle accidents, including train accidents; accidents between trains and motor vehicles; and auto recalls.

Contact Our NYC Emergency Vehicle Accident Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation

Contact Proner & Proner today if you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury in an accident with an emergency vehicle. Our attorneys, based in New York City, serve clients throughout the area. We will provide the aggressive legal representation necessary to obtaining compensation for your injuries.

Motor Vehicle Accidents Verdicts & Settlements

Proner & Proner’s experienced car accident attorneys win big verdicts and settlements for seriously injured clients. In some cases, clients have won millions of dollars in compensation. Some of our major cases are listed below.

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