Ambulance Jostling Injury
Jed Dietrich, Esq., Famed as a New York Super Lawyer and Best Attorney of America, and His Brilliant Team of Litigators at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized with a Membership in the Best Law Firms of America Group, Assertively Battle to Demand the Highest Compensation for Patients Severely Injured in the Back of Ambulances in Buffalo, New York.
An alarming number of patients suffer devastating injuries or worse while being rushed to hospitals in the back of ambulances. Most of the injuries that victims suffer are due to negligent or unsafe handling by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Use of the proper number of straps on patients inside the ambulances is imperative. Regretfully, extremely stressful situations can bring about sloppy mistakes, such as forgetting to strap patients on stretchers. It is important to remember that patients requiring the use of ambulances are often undergoing critical medical emergencies. While being brought to the hospital, patients may have restricted mobility or be entirely incapacitated. Most of these individuals need stretcher support and are forced to depend on paramedics to get them safely to emergency rooms. In the event of an accident, they have a higher risk of getting hurt because it may be impossible to stay out of harm’s way. As such, emergency medical technicians have a legal duty to protect patients from all accidental harm.
While paramedics are provided with comprehensive instructions detailing how to restrain patients, this guidance is sometimes disregarded. As a result, one of the leading causes of ambulance-related injuries is when patients are violently thrown around. Most patient jostling cases involve poorly restrained or unrestrained patients in care compartments. The majority of these incidents could be prevented by properly training ambulance attendants and enforcing transport procedures. Jostled ambulance victims may be entitled to pursue personal injury cases against all responsible parties for compensation concerning hospital bills, other treatment expenses, permanent disability, disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and much more.
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested lawyers acknowledge that your injuries could have earth-shattering ramifications for your health and livelihood. Being shaken or rattled in the back of an ambulance can be a traumatic ordeal; however, it does not have to be for you when you have the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s passionate, hardworking, and persistent team litigating for you from start to finish. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has aggressively fought to obtain more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were injured in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team of ambulance injury lawyers are dedicated to meeting and surpassing our clients' expectations. Our seasoned team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by dialing 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. The best of the best at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. offers confidential case assessments.The Most Frequent Types Of Ambulance Jostling Injuries
Crushing injuries can take place when patients are negligently transported to hospitals. In many cases, when tragic mishaps occur, patients coping with crippling injuries or medical complications are powerless. Depending on what caused the initial jolt, where the patient was situated, and how hard the individual was banged up, victims commonly suffer the following injuries:
- Deep lacerations and contusions;
- Torn tendons and ligaments;
- Dislocated shoulder joints;
- Traumatic brain injuries or blunt-force head trauma;
- Internal bleeding and organ damage;
- Hip or tailbonefractures;
- Broken hands, wrists, and arms;
- Amputation injuries;
- Whiplash and bulging discs; and
- Total paralysis.
While patients may survive, the above injuries can cause lifelong pain and a momentous deterioration of their overall health. More serious injuries may require multiple operations and extensive rehabilitation just to live a normal life again.
DID YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE, SUFFER BRUTAL INJURIES AFTER BEING JOSTLED AROUND IN AN AMBULANCE IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CONTACT JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEAM OF WESTERN NEW YORK AMBULANCE JOSTLING INJURY LAWYERS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO GET THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
When an ambulance driver abruptly stops or turns unexpectedly, unsecured patients can be easily flung from their stretchers or knocked up against the wall. Even when patients are properly buckled onto stretchers, sudden jerks or jolts can acutely injure them. Therefore, ambulance drivers and paramedics must take the appropriate safety precautions to prevent vulnerable passengers from suffering unnecessary harm. Frantic responses to medical emergencies, general complacency, and worker fatigue can all lead to dangerous situations. Patient jostling injuries typically result from several different factors, including:
- Reckless disregard of the traffic laws by ambulance drivers;
- Paramedics failing to properly secure patients;
- Unbuckling or unstrapping patients before reaching the hospital;
- Miscommunication among the ambulance attendants;
- Defective ambulance designs, such as sharp edges and unpadded head strike zones;
- Faulty belts or restraint systems;
- Unsecured emergency equipment;
- Emergency medical technicians who ignore proper patient restraint techniques;
- Inadequately trained ambulance personnel; and
- Improper maintenance or servicing of the ambulance, restraint systems, or other safety gear.
You should not be forced to carry the burden of paying exorbitant hospital bills, suffering future health problems, reduced independence, or any other unwanted effects. Our veteran attorneys will not allow another’s imprecision or incompetence to ruin your quality of life. Jed Dietrich, Esq., renowned as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys, and his team of Buffalo, New York ambulance accident attorneys vow to take on any injury claim that has merit. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s highly experienced and meticulous team will systematically investigate your ambulance jostling accident and gather vital evidence to prove your case. Our leading litigators have successfully fought multi-million-dollar cases against some of the country’s biggest corporations and would be honored to have the opportunity to litigate your claim. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. offers free lawsuit consultations and evaluations. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is waiting to speak with you regarding your ambulance jostling injuries. We are available twenty-four-seven by dialing 716-839-3939. Practicing law, the Dietrich way, we are determined to obtain the highest possible compensation for you!
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 Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!