Ambulance Vehicle Accidents Lawyer in Los Angeles
In Los Angeles, ambulance accidents are not uncommon, and neither are injuries that occur inside of the ambulance due to negligence or lack of responsibility on the paramedic’s part. If you’ve been injured in relation to an ambulance, you’ll need an ambulance vehicle accident attorney in Los Angeles to represent you like the Law Offices of Jacob O. Partiyeli. We have many years of experience dealing with ambulance vehicle accident lawsuits and we’ll fight to get your properly compensated for your accident. We work on getting you paid out as soon as possible because we feel you never should have been out the money in the first place. Call us today for a free evaluation and let’s get started on your case.
What Injuries are Caused by Ambulance Vehicle Accidents?
The injuries that are caused by ambulance vehicle accidents greatly depend on the circumstance. Were you a patient in the ambulance and it crashed? Were you in a vehicle an ambulance crashed into? Was there a medic in the ambulance working on you when the ambulance crashed, and you suffered further injury? Maybe the ambulance wreck caused the death of a loved one who was in another vehicle or in the ambulance. The possibilities are endless. It seems unreal to think of an ambulance causing an injury, but it does happen. Some of the most common injuries suffered due to ambulance vehicles are:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Brain injuries
- Dislocated shoulders
- Eye injuries and loss of sight
- Internal injuries
- Further medical complications that would have been the case
- Heart attacks
There are over three million vehicle accidents every year, many of which cause injury and death. It is estimated that an average of 1,500 ambulance crashes take place on an annual basis that result in injury. Of those, 46% of the injuries occur to those who are inside the ambulance during the time of the accident.
If you are injured in a vehicle accident (such as an ambulance), a personal injury lawsuit allows you to seek compensation for the injuries. Or perhaps your loved one was being transported and didn’t make it. You can sue in their behalf. Ambulance drivers and the paramedics who work in them are trusted to provide the utmost care for patients. Drivers are legally required to drive safely for the sake of occupants of the ambulance as well as for other vehicles on the road. When this doesn’t happen and there is negligence or irresponsibility, it’s time to get an attorney. Ambulance accidents are traumatic. No one expects to be hurt by an ambulance or while riding in one. Medical bills will add up. Pain and suffering must be accounted for as well. Turn to our law firm – the Law Offices of Jacob O. Partiyeli. We leave no stone unturned. We’ll make sure any future surgeries, pain and suffering, disabilities, therapies, etc. are covered in addition to current and past ones. We are on your side and will fight to get you maximum compensation including monetary damage recovery for mental trauma and ptsd due to the accident.
Can I Sue an Ambulance?
Ambulance drivers and ambulance owners are legally responsibly for those they are transporting. If your ambulance ride caused you further damage than you already had or if an ambulance caused a wreck with your vehicle, you deserve to be compensated. Loss of wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, and metal anguish are all part of the equation when you trust us with your lawsuit against an ambulance.
Some ambulances are privately owned. Some belong to the city or county. Regardless of the type of ambulance that cause you to become injured, you can being a lawsuit against them.
What Should I Do if I was Injured by an Ambulance?
The very first thing you should do if you were injured by an ambulance vehicle is to cooperate with your medical team. Keep all of your appointments and try to get better. You should also call an attorney so you can meet with them to discuss recovering damages. We offer free consultations and will evaluate your circumstance. If we feel you have a good case, we’ll proceed. We will collect evidence, get the names and contact information of witnesses, ask you questions. We will fight for you to defend your right to a full compensation.
Is There a Statute of Limitations?
When suing for personal injuries, you have two years to file a claim in the state of California. You don’t want to wait that long though. The sooner you get your case filed, the quicker you can be compensated for your losses. Contact our law offices today for more information and to find out what we can do for you.
You Deserve The Best
A true Angelino, Jacob was born and raised in the city of Los Angeles. He attended Beverly Hills High School and was accepted to UCLA where he received his undergraduate degree in history. Upon graduation from UCLA, Jacob went on to earn his law degree from Abraham Lincoln University School of Law.