August 20, 2021 | Publications

Firetruck Accidents

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New York City Firetruck Accident Attorneys

Even when speeding to an emergency, it is the duty of the driver and emergency services vehicle to show due regard to all other road users. If you have been injured in an accident involving a firetruck, ambulance or police car, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Hospitalization
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Karasik Law Group can help you gather evidence and build a case for receiving the full financial compensation you deserve.

New York Consolidated Laws, Vehicle and Traffic Law – VAT § 1104 for emergency vehicles states that driver of such vehicle is not relieved from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor shall such provisions under this law protect the driver from the consequences of his reckless disregard for the safety of others.

Why Firetruck Accidents Happen

Because firetrucks are often the largest vehicles on the road, they can cause more devastating accidents with their size and weight that result in serious injuries and sometimes death. Firetrucks are also known to speed to respond to emergencies. Common causes of accidents involving fire trucks include:

  • Reckless driving: Like any other driver, fire truck drivers can behave in a way that is considered reckless, such as speeding around corners and failing to be aware of other driver when going through intersections.
  • Distracted driving: Fire truck drivers must be on high alert while navigating traffic to avoid colliding with other vehicles. Distracted driving can prevent drivers from noticing hazards in time to swerve or slow down.
  • Fatigued driving: Firefighters are known for staying awake and working for long shifts. Fatigued driving can cause drivers to be distracted or have a slower response time.
  • Lack of driver training: Drivers who are improperly trained may not know how to safely maneuver a large truck.

Statute of Limitations

Whenever you sue a municipality in New York, you must file a notice of claim within 90 days of the date of your accident. If you miss this deadline, you may give up your right to sue. It is important that you act quickly in order to begin this process and get on the right track towards receiving the compensation and legal protection that you deserve.

How Can a New York City Firetruck Accident Attorney Help?

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident involving a firetruck, Karasik Law Group will fight for your family’s right to compensation for every dollar you are entitled to under the law. Call us to today at (718) 502-9112 to schedule a free consultation. And be sure to visit our website at At Karasik Law Group, winning matters. Win with us! We speak for the injured; our results speak for themselves.