Firefighter Patient Drop Injury Lawyers In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Persistent, Hard-Hitting, and Meticulous Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Achieve Incomparable Outcomes for Victims Who Have Suffered Injuries After Being Dropped by Firefighters in Buffalo, New York.

Firefighter Speaking Through Radio Budget cuts have caused many fire departments and emergency medical service fleets to merge. Consequently, firemen are often forced to assume dual roles as firefighter-paramedics. These highly trained professionals receive both firefighting and paramedic instruction. Firefighter-paramedics are employed by fire departments but respond to emergencies in the community, such as fires, accidents, medical, and other crises. The circumstances and severity of the emergency dictate who responds to your 911 call. Regardless of who arrives to help, the primary objective of any first responder is to stabilize patients and safely transport them to medical facilities. Some of the most vital treatment that patients receive is immediately following health complications or other traumatic events.

Although most people imagine firemen heroically rescuing those in harm’s way, sometimes they turn the lives of patients upside down. Unfortunately, errors made by firefighters and other first responders can result in severe injuries to those being transported. Over the years, our battle-tested attorneys have seen victims suffer devastating patient drops and be violently jostled around in the back of fire emergency vehicles. While the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team understands that firefighters are often forced to operate under very stressful conditions, there is no excuse for negligence. The majority of patient movement-related injuries could easily be prevented by simply adhering to transport protocols. The importance of carefully loading and unloading patients into and out of emergency vehicles cannot be stressed enough. If you, or a family member, have suffered injuries because firefighters moved you improperly, there has never been a better time to pursue justice.

For well over two decades, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively litigated for clients who have suffered severe injuries or worse. On far too many occasions, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team has witnessed the troubling impact that careless patient transportation can have on a victim’s life. These painful mishaps motivate Jed Dietrich, Esq. to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Our primary focus will be to help you get your life back together as quickly as possible by ensuring that you have the finances to afford costly medical treatments. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran team promises to support you in rebuilding everything that you have lost. Our exceptional attorneys are available for your complimentary, no-obligation case screening 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by dialing 716-839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.

Showing That Firefighter Negligence Caused Your Injuries

Firefighter Charging Patient Patients who require emergency transport to hospitals after suffering from dire medical emergencies or tragic accidents are typically debilitated or incapacitated. As a result, they may be forced to depend on firefighters and other emergency responders for safe passage and care. These patients are often completely vulnerable in the unfortunate event that something goes wrong. That is why firefighters have a legal obligation to take all reasonable measures to ensure that patients remain unharmed. This legal duty includes implementing appropriate lifting techniques, properly placing patients on slider boards, strapping stretches, and cautiously operating emergency vehicles. Anytime a patient suffers injuries resulting from circumstances that could have been prevented, those responsible can be held accountable. For example, if firefighters fail to strap an unconscious smoke ventilation victim onto a stretcher and he rolls off and falls onto the pavement. Firefighters can be considered negligent for both neglecting to take the appropriate actions when necessary or for measures implemented. The Dietrich Law Firm’s battle-tested litigators will establish negligence by demonstrating the following legal elements:

  1. Duty of Care: The firefighters owed you a duty of care, which required them to provide you with the same quality of treatment that similarly-trained and practiced first responders would have given under comparable conditions.
  2. Breach of Duty: The duty of care owed was breached by the firefighters’ lack of concern or by hastily moving you.
  3. Significant Influence: Your injuries directly resulted from the breach, such as being dropped.
  4. Genuine Injuries: As a result of the firefighters’ breach, you suffered concrete damages caused by your injuries.




What Type Of Compensation Can You Recover?

During the movement of patients, any misstep could potentially result in devastating injuries, such as broken arms, internal bleeding, neck and back injuries, hip fractures, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Although you may survive the incident, injuries suffered could cause a huge decrease in your standard of living. Thus, you may be entitled to pursue money for all damages resulting from the firefighters’ negligence. The compensation you obtain will ultimately be determined by the scope of your injuries and may include both economic and non-economic damages, such as:

  1. All present and future medical costs for treatments related to your mishap;
  2. All lost wages and other job-related perks from missing work;
  3. Expenses associated with assistive mobile devices, occupational therapy, and long-term care;
  4. Decreased future earning potential;
  5. Pain and suffering caused by your injuries, as well as necessary surgeries and recovery;
  6. Any life-long disabilities and permanent disfigurements sustained;
  7. Loss of future dependence, enjoyment, or consortium; and
  8. All other unforeseeable damages that are linked to your patient transport mishap.

Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175 million to resolve his client’s cases. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite lawyers are devoted to taking on any case that we believe has merit. We passionately believe that no one should have to suffer because of a firefighter’s negligence or lack of judgment. Our seasoned lawyers will exercise every possible effort to ensure that justice prevails. Please call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 so that we can help 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!

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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.
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