Ambulance Driver Negligence
An ambulance driver is often given the right to travel at high speeds and weave through traffic in order to get an injured individual to a hospital as soon as possible. However, these drivers may make serious mistakes in an effort to get a patient to a hospital or they may drive recklessly when they are not transporting a patient. This can lead to incredibly serious injuries for any motorist struck by an ambulance.
If you were involved in a car accident caused by a negligent ambulance driver, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. at 800-242-2874 today.
Examples of Driver Negligence
When an ambulance drives by with its sirens on, vehicles should pull over to the side of the road if they can safely do so, allowing the ambulance to pass by unimpeded by traffic. Despite the consideration given to ambulances on the road, these vehicles can still be involved in serious accidents with other motorists if an ambulance driver makes any of the following mistakes:
- Underestimates the size of the ambulance, leading to a collision
- Fails to maintain their vehicle
- Fails to follow traffic laws when not transporting a patient or driving to reach a patient
- Drives while intoxicated
If you or someone you love has been injured because of an ambulance driver’s negligent driving behaviors, you may be eligible for compensation for your accident-related losses. For more information regarding your legal options, contact the Waukesha reckless driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.