Thursday, June 2, 2011
WHAT IS THE VALUE OF MY PERSONAL INJURY CASE? I got hit by that ambulance. Can I sue?
Knowledgeable Baltimore personal injury lawyers know that 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. ExperiencedBaltimore 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.