Albany, New York, Ambulance Drop Accident

Top Rated Patient Drop Accident Injury Attorneys in Albany, New York, and Throughout the Capital Region

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Distinguished as a New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Insistent, Determined, and Reliable Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Acclaimed as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Litigate to Obtain Unrivaled Results for Victims Seriously Injured in Ambulance Drop Accidents in Albany, New York, Throughout the Capital Region, and Beyond.

Drop Accident InjuryEach year, millions of patients throughout the country are rushed to hospitals by ambulances. Emergency medical technicians must handle patients carefully while transporting them. When paramedics are negligent or fail to use reasonable care, patients can suffer catastrophic injuries or even fatalities. For example, a 90-year-old woman being brought back home from a routine hospital visit was dropped by private ambulance attendants. Tragically, the victim’s head hit marble stairs, and she fell into a coma. Sadly, most patient drop mishaps could have easily been avoided if ambulance attendants had implemented satisfactory handling techniques and followed routine safety precautions. Victims of ambulance drop accidents who suffer acute injuries are frequently forced to face extremely challenging physical, emotional, and financial misfortunes.

The majority of patients requiring ambulance transportation are already undergoing other health issues. Consequently, drop accidents can exacerbate existing medical problems as well as cause an extensive list of new injuries. Drop victims may be incapacitated at the hospital for days or weeks rather than being able to live their lives and earn a living. Hospital bills and other medical expenses can quickly amass, especially when the victim is not earning any income. Although no amount of money can erase your pain and suffering, monetary compensation can help to significantly lessen your financial burden and reimburse you for your injuries.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly practiced lawyers have helped thousands of clients and their families get back on their feet after bad accidents. While ambulance drop claims often present a unique set of legal challenges and intricacies, we know exactly how to litigate even the most complicated lawsuits. Our battle-tested team possesses the expertise and knowledge needed to win your case. For more than 20 years, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has solely handled serious personal injury cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq., a proud member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, has battled to demand over $175 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients in Albany, New York, throughout the Capital Region, and beyond. Our honorable pledge to exceed your expectations and deliver a brilliant outcome is what sets us apart from other law firms. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team offers free lawsuit evaluations and consultations. We would love to speak with you about your ambulance drop injury claim. Our best of the best team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at (716) 839-3939, or by completing the online consultation form. Under no circumstances will you ever pay for our elite services unless we WIN your case!

Typical Injuries Suffered by Dropped Ambulance Patients

Dropped Ambulance Patients Patients rely on paramedics to transport them to the hospital without inflicting additional injuries. Proper loading and unloading of incapacitated patients to and from ambulances is paramount. In a majority of ambulance drop cases, the patients were weakened and powerless to break their falls. Depending on the height of the drop, the position the patient was being moved in, and the type of surface landed on, and victims frequently suffer the following injuries:

  1. Lacerations and contusions;
  2. Dislocated joints;
  3. Cranial damage;
  4. Torn tendons and ligaments;
  5. Internal bleeding and organ damage;
  6. Hip and tailbone fractures;
  7. Broken hands, wrists, and other bones;
  8. Neck or back or injuries;
  9. Total paralysis;
  10. Permanent disability;
  11. Traumatic brain injuries; and
  12. Death.



Determining Liability for Your Patient Drop Mishap

Under New York law, all ambulance companies and attendants have a legal obligation to ensure that the patients under their care remain unharmed. This obligation includes abiding by proper protocols and carefully moving patients. In some cases, paramedics fulfill their legal duties, but defective stretchers or other transport equipment causes patients to be dropped. There is a detailed criterion that must be established for a victim to recover financial compensation for his or her drop-related accident. Emergency medical technicians can be found negligent for both failing to take suitable measures when required and actions that were undertaken. To demonstrate that a party is liable for your injuries due to negligence, the Dietrich Law Firm’s zealous litigators must demonstrate:

  1. Duty of Care: The paramedics or other responsible party owed you a duty of care. This duty requires the same quality of treatment that similarly-trained and experienced attendants would have provided under comparable circumstances.
  2. Breach of Duty: The duty of care owed was breached through lack of due care or carelessly transporting you.
  3. Substantial Factor: The breach of duty or being dropped was the proximate cause of your injuries.
  4. Actual Injuries: Subsequently, you suffered real damages resulting from your injuries.

Our highly qualified team will develop the most effective legal strategy to ascertain all potential sources of liability and meaningfully increase your likelihood of obtaining the maximum possible compensation. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, would be delighted to speak with you regarding your ambulance drop accident claim. Contact us today at (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form for your complimentary case evaluation. We are the aggressive, persistent, and thorough personal injury attorneys who are ready to fight for every dollar that you deserve!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Albany, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

Client Reviews
I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
Dogged, Determined, and Dead-set on getting you the Maximum settlement for your injuries! T.F.
No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
The definition of an "A" type personality-exactly who I would want to represent me in a serious personal injury case. E.S.
Jed is a Master in the courtroom without an equal. S.C.
Marquis Who's Who
Elite Lawyers of America