The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles confirms that nearly 2 people are injured every day in accidents involving emergency vehicles. The very people entrusted to help save lives are causing serious personal injury and sometimes death every day on our streets, often due to speeding and reckless driving.
The NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law states that emergency operators can exceed the maximum speed limit so long as it does not endanger life or property, and can proceed past a steady red signal or stop sign only after slowing down as may be necessary for safe operations. Unfortunately, many emergency vehicle drivers fail to follow the law and innocent people are hurt as a result.
The emergency vehicle accident attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC have the experience necessary to handle these complex claims. All accidents require a thorough investigation to establish the facts, but accidents involving emergency vehicles require a more in-depth investigation to determine the nature of the call and to confirm if the policy and standard operating procedure for emergency vehicle operators was followed. Let us put our decades of experience to work for you to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve.
If you have been injured as a result of an emergency operator failing to adhere to the rules established in the VTL you should call the emergency vehicle accident attorneys at Kaplan Lawyers PC immediately. Our consultation is free and there is no fee for our assistance unless we win your case.