Chicago Emergency Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Illinois Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Emergency Vehicle Accident Victims
Accidents with emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, police cars and fire trucks, can result in serious injury or even death. Accidents between emergency vehicles and motor vehicles can occur for a number of reasons – driver error, road hazards, poor weather conditions, or failure to yield to emergency vehicles that are traveling at high speeds.
If you have been involved in an accident with an emergency vehicle, it is essential to seek the advice and counsel of an experienced personal injury attorney. Accidents with emergency vehicles present unique legal issues that are often not present in other auto accident lawsuits since the non-emergency vehicle motorist bears the burden of proving that the accident was caused by reckless endangerment. The knowledgeable Chicago auto accident attorneys at Ankin Law have years of experience representing victims of complex motor vehicle accidents, including those with emergency vehicles.
Unique Legal Issues
Accidents with emergency vehicles can present unique issues when proving liability in a personal injury lawsuit. Although motor vehicles are required to yield to emergency vehicles, if an emergency vehicle fails to correctly use its siren and/or lights to warn other traffic of its approach, the driver of the emergency vehicle could be held liable. Issues of liability can be further complicated if the accident occurred due to defective traffic monitoring devices.
At Ankin Law, our Illinois motor vehicle accident attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to sift through the complicated legal issues involved in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit arising out of an accident between an automobile and an emergency vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of an accident with an ambulance, police car or other emergency vehicle, contact one of our Chicago motor vehicle accident attorneys to schedule a free consultation to discuss how we can help you pursue a claim for your emergency vehicle accident.