Accidents involving emergency vehicles
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident involving an emergency vehicle then you may be able to use the services of a solicitor in Ironbridge to make a claim for compensation.
Making a claim against the emergency services can be complicated as the laws of the road apply to them in different ways than they do to other road users. This is precisely why you should use the services and the expert advice available from the best solicitor in Ironbridge to help you with your claim.
This way you are more likely to be awarded the compensation that you are legally entitled to.
Emergency vehicles are under the same legal obligations when it comes to using the road as the rest of us; however, there are instances when the law can be slightly lenient to accommodate the need for the “emergency” itself.
For example, an experienced solicitor in Ironbridge will know that while the driver of an emergency vehicle should stop for a red light, they will not be required to do this if stopping is likely to hinder their progress on the way to an emergency situation.
In such a situation the emergency services vehicle will have the right of way and will have the option to “go” on red; however, it is vital that they take as many precautions as possible to ensure that other road users, including pedestrians, are not put in harm’s way as they observe the correct laws of the road.
Equally an emergency vehicle driver can break the speed limits of any given road provided they do so in a safe manner. Drivers will be specifically trained to enable them to drive at speed, and will have training on how to handle various weather conditions, however, this does not make them immune from accidents.
Drivers of emergency vehicles should also ensure that they are driving in a manner which does not make them lose control of the vehicle they are driving.
How the best solicitor in Ironbridge can help
If you have been involved in an accident with an emergency vehicle and have been injured as a result then a solicitor in Ironbridge is your best hope in securing compensation.
Making a claim against an emergency vehicle can be a complicated process given that they are exempt from the immediate laws of the road. This can mean that should decide to represent yourself you are likely to be unsuccessful in your claim.
Why not contact Accident Advice Helpline directly and take our 30 second test to find out in the first instance if you are eligible to make a claim?
If you find that you are then you can speak directly to our solicitor in Ironbridge to find out more about the legal process and discuss the specifics of your case in more detail.
Date Published: 8th April 2014
Author: David Brown