Are you making West Sussex personal injury claims after colliding with an emergency vehicle?
In order to respond to emergencies and people in need, specialist emergency vehicles do need to travel at fast speeds. If they failed to do so, it is unlikely that they would be able to offer assistance to people in need and lives could be lost as a result.
However, when travelling at high speeds, it’s vital that drivers of emergency vehicles pay due care and attention to other road users. In order to be allowed to drive emergency vehicles, drivers are required to undergo extensive training. Only when they have passed this training are they able to drive at high speeds on public roads.
Of course, efforts are made to try and improve road safety. For example, if an emergency vehicle is driving through a busy area, they will put their flashing lights and sirens on so that people are aware of their presence.
Whilst most drivers will try and pull over to let an emergency vehicle through, there can sometimes be confusion over what is the correct course of action. If, for example, you’re stuck in traffic and the vehicle is unable to pass, should you remain stationary and allow the driver to take evasive action or should you ignore traffic signals and pull forward in order to allow the vehicle to get through?
When drivers are unsure what to do, they could make a potentially dangerous manoeuvre which could result in an accident or collision occurring. It is possible, of course, that if a collision does occur, the driver of the emergency vehicle could be responsible.
If you have collided with an emergency vehicle and you weren’t at fault, you may want to make West Sussex personal injury claims for any injuries you’ve sustained. In most cases, you can make West Sussex personal injury claims against the emergency services in the same way as you could if you had collided with a private driver. Similarly, if they are shown to be responsible for your injuries, you may be able to make a claim for the cost of repairs to your vehicle.
If you think that you might be eligible to make West Sussex personal injury claims after suffering a road traffic accident, we may be able to help. In addition to assisting you with your West Sussex personal injury claims, we could also help you to make your West Sussex personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis. This means that you could obtain compensation for your injuries without having to pay any upfront fees at all!
To find out more about making West Sussex personal injury claims, or to make your claim with us today, simply call Accident Advice Helpline at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help you with your claim.