Careless Ambulance Drivers
If a car accident or other emergency situation is severe enough, the victim may need to be transported to a hospital in an ambulance in order to receive urgent medical care. While an ambulance seems as if it should be a safe place, the unfortunate truth is that they can be very dangerous when ambulance drivers act recklessly behind the wheel. Because of the speeds they travel and the size of the vehicles, ambulances can cause serious damage in an accident.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident while being transported to the hospital in an ambulance and you believe the ambulance driver was at fault, you may be eligible to seek financial compensation to help pay for medical bills and other damages. For more information about your legal options, contact the San Antonio personal injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.
Causes of Ambulance Accidents
In some scenarios, ambulances have to drive at high speeds and may even have to go through red lights or stop signs without coming to a halt. This can increase the risk of an accident, especially when ambulance drivers fail to ensure no other cars are in the intersection. Some common errors that lead to ambulance accidents include the following:
- Operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Running red lights or stop signs recklessly
- Driving at unsafe speeds
- Taking turns at unsafe speeds
- Failure to utilize sirens and warning lights
At Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers, our San Antonio personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping you hold a negligent ambulance driver responsible for the harm that they have caused you. To discuss your potential case with a committed and capable legal representative, contact us by calling (210) 999-9999 today.