Injured by a Police Car or Ambulance?
While police cars and ambulances have the right of way when their sirens are on, they are still required to drive with reasonable care. They are not absolved from any accidents merely because they are driving a rescue vehicle.
When you are dealing with the municipal authorities, there are special statutes that require notice to the municipality. There is a statute of limitations of six months if you are involved in an accident with an ambulance or police car.
Contact an Experienced Richmond Car Accident Attorney
Many people do not know about the statute of limitations when dealing with municipal authorities, and your case may be thrown out if you do not act fast enough. It is critical you call an experienced Richmond car accident lawyer if you are in an accident, especially an accident involving an ambulance or police car. Call Wayne O’Bryan at (804) 643-4343 for a free consultation today.
“If you’re injured by a police car or a rescue squad vehicle with the sirens on, so forth, they are still responsible to use reasonable care. They are not absolved just because they’re a policeman.
When you’re dealing with municipal authorities, there are special statutes that require notice to the municipality. You have six months to give notice, and so your lawyer would have to give that. If you don’t have a lawyer and you don’t know about the statute, which most people don’t, then you’re possibly going to allow the statute, the six-month period, to go by and not give notice, which would mean that you would not have a case.”