What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Dangerous Ambulance Operators

A patient needing to get to a hospital in an emergency may use an ambulance to provide immediate care and transportation. However, the drivers of these vehicles may not always abide by driver safety standards. Ambulance drivers have a responsibility both to other vehicles on the road and to the injured patient they are carrying to drive safely and avoid major collisions.

To discuss your legal options if you have been injured because of a careless ambulance driver’s mistakes, contact Jacksonville ambulance accident attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., at 904-296-1088 today.

Ambulance Driver Recklessness and Negligence

An operator of an ambulance needs to take several factors into consideration when they are transporting an injured person to a hospital. In particular, it is most important for that driver to avoid a collision, which could cause serious injuries to both the emergency crew onboard and the patient. However, in the heat of the moment, ambulance drivers may not always act according to best and safest driving practices, leading to serious problems for the vehicle’s occupants and anyone else who is involved.

Ambulance operators may make the following errors:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Failing to obey traffic laws when sirens and lights are off
  • Underestimating the vehicle’s size or turn radius
  • Causing an accident due to a lack of vehicle maintenance

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been injured in an ambulance accident, we may be able to help. For additional information regarding your rights and options, contact Jacksonville car accident lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., by calling 904-296-1088 today.

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