Who Is Liable For My Ambulance Accident Injury In Buffalo, New York?

Who Is Liable For Your Ambulance Accident Injury?

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Team of Hard-Hitting, Tenacious, and Dependable Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Take Aggressive Legal Action to Obtain Astonishing Results for Ambulance Patients Who were Brutally Injured by Careless Emergency Medical Technicians in Buffalo, New York.

Ambulance Accident Injury

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is a leading personal injury law firm that represents victims injured by accidents involving ambulance attendant negligence. These heartbreaking occurrences can cause substantial pain and despair for injured victims and, ultimately, their loved ones. Our seasoned attorneys provide clients the peace of mind needed so that they can concentrate on getting better. We enthusiastically litigate to get the monetary compensation that our clients rightfully deserve. The Dietrich Legal Team’s successful track record in prosecuting personal injury lawsuits speaks for itself. Insurance companies and defendants have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. more than $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to resolve injury and wrongful death claims. Jed Dietrich, Esq., highly praised as a Best Lawyer of America, and his Buffalo, New York ambulance patient injury lawyers are devoted to supporting clients at every step throughout the legal process.

When individuals are experiencing medical emergencies or have been critically wounded in accidents, ambulances are often required. The lives of these people hinge upon ambulance personnel delivering competent care and rushing them to the hospital as fast as possible. This can place first responders under considerable amounts of stress and cause intense emotions to flare. Unfortunately, sometimes in the process of being transported to emergency rooms, patients can suffer further harm due to carelessness by emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Even the slightest oversight, such as unreasonable delays, patient drops, misdiagnoses, medication errors, or failure to stabilize, can cause patients to suffer substantial harm. Victims of ambulance accidents are often forced to endure internal bleeding, fractured bones, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord damage, and even wrongful deaths. If you, or a loved one, were critically injured by inattentive paramedics, it is imperative to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Determined to provide injured victims with the highest level of legal representation, in 2005, Jed Dietrich, Esq. established the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. For your convenience, our Corporate Headquarters is located in Buffalo, New York, and we just opened up an office in Rochester, New York. The Dietrich Legal Team’s unwavering devotion to achieving the greatest possible outcome is what makes us the best at what we do. Please, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran lawyers today at (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. We provide complimentary, confidential, no-obligation case evaluations and consultations.

Effectively Proving Negligence By Ambulance Attendants Ambulance Attendants

In the unfortunate event of a medical emergency, we expect competent and qualified medical technicians to assist us. Patients onboard ambulances have a reasonable expectation of being safely transported to emergency rooms. For patients’ protection, ambulance service providers and personnel are required by New York law to abide by specified safety standards. Emergency medical technicians have a legal duty to make certain that the patients do not suffer further harm while in their care. This duty includes adhering to proper care procedures and cautiously handling all patients. Regretfully, some patients’ lives are torn to pieces by those who were supposed to rescue them. Victims must prove a detailed criterion to show negligence and recover financial compensation for ambulance accident damages. Paramedics can be found negligent for both neglecting to take appropriate measures when necessary and for imprudent actions that were carried out. To establish that the first responders should be held liable for your injuries, the Dietrich Law Firm’s battle-tested litigators must show the following:

  1. Duty of Care: The ambulance attendants had a legal responsibility to exercise due diligence and provide the same level of care that similarly qualified and practiced first responders would have delivered in a similar situation. As such, ambulance personnel should take all essential safety measures to protect patients.
  2. Breach of that Duty: The paramedics violated their legal obligation to take care of you through inaction or making unnecessary mistakes that fell outside the emergency medical standard of care.
  3. Contributing Element: The emergency medical technicians’ breach of duty was the proximate cause of your harm.
  4. Actual Injuries: Subsequently, you suffered material injuries resulting from your damages.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated attorneys will consult with our team of world-renown experts to obtain their thoughts on the emergency medical technician’s duty of care given your specific circumstances, how they departed from that duty, and how this deviation resulted in your injuries.



Substantiating Vicarious Liability For Paramedic Negligence

When careless and inattentive emergency medical technicians cause patients harm while carrying out their duties, they can be held responsible for the damages. Additionally, when a paramedic’s negligence results in a patient suffering injury throughout an emergency response, the ambulance service providers can also be held accountable. Respondeat superior , a historical legal doctrine, assigns vicarious liability to employers based on the principle that an employee’s actions can be characterized as the employer’s acts. Specifically, injured victims may be entitled to pursue injury cases against ambulance companies for their employee’s negligent actions or inactions as long as the behavior was an established practice or expected capacity of the employee’s work. Although the ambulance service may try to play down its role, every emergency service provider must ensure that its paramedics provide the highest standard of care. At a minimum, ambulance companies should take all reasonable measures, such as ensuring attendants have been properly vetted and trained, ambulance equipment is adequately maintained, and patient protocols are followed. Depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your accident, the respective ambulance company, hospital, or government entity in charge could be held vicariously liable.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his battle-tested ambulance accident lawyers promise to fight to get you the best outcome for your case. Our leading team has decades of experience litigating all types of injury claims, including many paramedic negligence cases. If you have any specific inquiries regarding your potential claim, please call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned attorneys. We strongly suggest consulting with our talented team to discuss the details of your accident. Our highly experienced team is available every day at (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form. Please do not wait any longer to protect your legal rights.

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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