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    An accident with an emergency vehicle, who’s liable?


    Usually when you are involved in a road traffic accident with another vehicle, it quickly becomes apparent who is to blame for the collision. However, when you’re in a car accident with an emergency vehicle, the intricacies of the road accident can make determining liability far more complex.

    Determining liability for an accident with an emergency vehicle

    Emergency vehicles are exempt from some standard road regulations which can contribute to accidents on the road. While drivers of emergency vehicles must undertake rigorous training before getting behind the wheel, this can never account for human error and small mistakes on the road.

    Generally speaking, emergency vehicles are exempt from speed limits and have authority to run red lights and take right of way on the road. While this can lead to arguably unpredictable driving, other motorists are responsible for applying vigilance when driving and being mindful of how emergency vehicles are entitled to use the road.

    When you are in a road accident with an emergency vehicle, the emergency vehicle can be held liable for the accident, but only if you can prove that the accident occurred despite your vigilance and caution, and at the fault of the third-party driver.

    Have you been involved in an accident with an emergency vehicle?

    If you have been involved in a road accident with an emergency vehicle and believe that you are not to blame for the injuries and damage caused, Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine liability and claim personal injury compensation.

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    Due to the differing road regulations for emergency vehicles, road-related compensation claims when you have a car accident with an emergency vehicle can become quite complex. It is always advisable to seek professional legal advice from specialists.

    Our legal team at Accident Advice Helpline boasts over 10 years’ experience in assisting victims of road-related personal injury and can help you recover the compensation you deserve for the distress you have endured.

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    No matter the nature of your road traffic accident, at Accident Advice Helpline we will work through the details of your claim and let you know whether you have a claim that is likely to be successful if pursued.

    Should we mutually decide to progress with your claim for personal injury compensation, our lawyers will work on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee basis. So give us a call today on freephone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to speak to one of our friendly advisors.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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