The Ambulance, Police Car, Fire Truck Caused The Accident. Can I Sue Them?

The drivers of emergency vehicles have a duty to operate those vehicles safely, even when responding to emergency calls, in the pursuit of suspects, or responding to a fire alarm.

These emergency responders are liable for acts of ordinary negligence, but their actions, or inactions, are to be judged in light of their emergency responsibilities.

However, so long as audio and visual alarms are used, the law does provide certain privileges to the operators of those vehicles. Experienced Baltimore personal injury lawyers know these emergency operators may park or stand in areas that other vehicles may not; pass through a red light if safe to do so; speed safely; and disregard directional signals. Nevertheless, they are always charged with the responsibility of using reasonable care and diligence as required by the circumstances of the emergency. I've handled cases involving allegations of negligence against the operators of emergency vehicles. Insofar as these claims necessarily involve claims against local governments and municipalities, the legal issues are complex. I offer all my client a no-cost discussion and legal analysis of their claim. If you've been involved in an accident with an emergency vehicle, contact me today.

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