Accidents with Police Cars, Ambulances and Fire Trucks
If you have had an accident with a police car, ambulance or fire truck, call the law offices of Norman M. Block, P.C. to discuss your case. Under New York law, these emergency vehicles are given special protection from certain traffic laws if they are involved in an emergency situation and have their lights flashing. In those situations, they cannot be held liable for ordinary negligence, but may be liable if they were reckless. The differences is best appreciated by a lawyer. In non-emergency situations, these vehicles must obey all traffic laws, just like any other vehicle on the road.
Because these vehicles are owned by governmental bodies, the special rules for notices of claim apply. A notice of claim must be sent to the appropriate governmental body no later than 90 days after the accident. In certain situations, court will allow these notices of claim to be served late, but no later than one year and 90 days after the accident. Unless the person injured is a minor, or enjoys some other special legal protection, suit must be brought no later than one year and 90 days after the accident.
At the law offices of Norman M. Block, P.C., we will discuss your case with you, obtain the police reports and monitor your medical condition. Usually, these cases will not settle unless a lawsuit has been started. We will vigorously represent you in that lawsuit and help you obtain the money damages to which you are entitled. We have over 25 years of experience representing people who were involved in accidents. Call us today and learn more about how we can help you.