Fire truck accidents
Fire trucks are certainly a great service to local communities nationwide by saving people’s lives every day. But there are some risks that this type of vehicle poses to the rest of the public. If you or a loved one has been in a fire truck accident, contact us for a free consultation to see if you may be entitled to compensation.
What kinds of accidents and injuries can occur?
Fire trucks often have to speed or break other rules of the road to get to the site of the fire. While it is imperative to get there quick to save lives before it is too late, this conduct causes some collisions on the road or with pedestrians crossing a street. If they are speeding well over the limit, they can cause serious injuries or death to the victims. Another type of accident can occur due to the equipment on the fire trucks’ body, such as ladders and hoses, which can fall and injure a pedestrian or block a following car’s sight by falling on the windshield. These can result in concussions, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, bruising, and more. Also, most people know the rule that fire trucks have the right of way when their siren is on the road, but there are some people that do not know this. Accidents occur when people fail to pull over to the side of the road to give the truck the right of way.
Who is liable?
Negligence is the basis of these types of accident lawsuits. Negligence occurs when one party breaches the duty of care that they owe to others on the road and injuries directly resulting from the accident. In an accident due to speeding or unlawful driving, as long as the fire truck driver is the one acting recklessly, that driver will be liable for the resulting injuries. In accidents of falling equipment, the fire truck company or those firemen in the truck at the time can be held liable for not properly securing their equipment and posing a risk to others. In collisions due to a driver not giving the fire truck the right of way, the driver is likely the liable party since they should know this rule of the road or they ignored it.
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