AMBULANCE ACCIDENT LAWYERS

We can help you in Madison, Morgan, Lawrence and Limestone Counties and the surrounding areas.

 

Car Accident Attorney

Randy W. Ferguson

If you or a loved one was injured in an ambulance accident in Alabama, an attorney may be able to help you recover for your injuries. Ambulances provide a necesary service and often seconds can mean the difference between life and death. When an ambulance is transporting a critically ill person to the hospital they often need to exceed the speed limit, run stop signs and red lights, weave through traffic, and engage in other dangerous driving habits. These dangerous and unpredictable maneuvers can cause ambulances and the vehicles they share the road with vulnerable to horrendous accidents. Instead of helping the person in the ambulance, they often cause injuries and harm to the person in the ambulance and other drivers and their passengers. At Ferguso & Ferguson, our lawyers work with Alabama ambulance accident victims to help them seek justice they deserve. Call now for your free consultation. Call 256-534-3435. We are here to help.

Causes of Ambulance Collisions

Any number of factors can cause an ambulance accident.The most common reasons that ambulances have accidents include the following:

  • Inadequate screening of vehicle operators
  • Poor knowledge of driving laws
  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue
  • Use of drugs or alcohol
  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals
  • Poor vehicle maintenance
  • Speeding
  • Weather
  • Poor visibility
  • Texting while driving
  • Passing in a no-pass zone or when it is unsafe to do so
  • Failure to activate emergency lights and/or sirens
  • Failure to pull over when ambulance sirens and lights are activated
  • Vehicle equipment makers
  • Counties, municipalities, companies can be liable for dangerous roads

Types of Injuries from Ambulance Accidents

The following are some of the most common injuries associated with Alabama ambulance accidents:

  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Herniated discs
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of limb, or amputation
  • Passenger ejection
  • Severe head trauma
  • Spinal injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • wrongful death
  • Whiplash
  • Psychological injuries
  • Facial injuries and injuries to teeth
  • Internal organ damage
  • Disfigurement

Although ambulance accidents are not as common in Alabama as car crashes and truck wrecks, the latest data1 reveals that ambulance crashes happen all too often. According to the most recent data, each year in the U.S.:

  • Over 4,500 ambulance accidents each year
  • Over 30 of these crashes cause fatal inuries
  • 9 out of every 10 ambulance crashes involve another vehicle
  • Almost 50% of ambulance crashes happen when the ambulance is using lights and sirens
  • Over 50% of ambulance crashes injure someone outside the ambulance

Free Case Review

Recovering compensation after a Decatur or Huntsville ambulance wreck can be difficult, and a knowledgeable auto accident lawyer can make all the difference. Making the decision to hire a auto accident lawyer is an important choice that takes careful consideration. Are you looking for an attorney by searching for the”best attorney near me”, or the “best lawyer near me”. With all of the cheesy out of town attorney television and billboard ads you see, it can be difficult to determine who to call. If you need a Decatur, Alabama automobile accident lawyer, you need to hire the best auto accident lawyer you can hire. Some lawyers, due to their lack of skill or resources, may not pursue all claims and compensation available to you. Many of the television and billboard attorneys have you talk to their paralegals. Don’t hire an attorney who you will never meet, or a law firm that bounces you between attorneys. If they send you the paperwork to sign, throw it in the garbage and call us. At Ferguson & Ferguson, you only deal with attorneys. A client should be able to get a hold of their attorney. All of our attorneys give their clients their cell phone numbers and email addresses. If you have been a victim of an automobile accident in Decatur, Alabama, do not hesitate to call our skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys for a free assessment of your situation. Our consultations are free. We can visit you or your loved one at a hospital, residence, or workplace. Take the first step and call us today if you’ve been seriously injured. Our mission is to insure that you have the best representation you can get in your case. Call now 256-350-7200 or 256-534-3435. We are here to help.

Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Suite 321
Huntsville, AL 35801

Decatur Office Location:
211 Oak Street Northeast
Decatur, AL 35601

Our auto accident attorneys serve every city and county in the State of Alabama.