Accidents involving emergency vehicles present a special set of laws and regulations to be proven. An early investigation and interviews with independent witnesses is crucial when an accident happens involving a police car.
Police are held to a lower standard of driving if they are responding to an emergency situation. Police are required to use their lights and sirens while in pursuit and if they do not, a case can be made for negligence. If lights and sirens are used, we must prove gross negligence, which is a higher standard and more difficult to prove. This also applies to ambulances and fire trucks.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving an emergency vehicle, contact Jared Levine of Morgan Levine Dolan today.