Western New York Patient Transport Injury Lawyers

Leading Western New York Emergency Medical Transportation Accident Injury Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Seasoned Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., Recognized as an American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best Personal Injury Law Firm, Litigate Determinedly to Demand Supreme Results for Patients Seriously Injured in Patient Emergency Transport Mishaps Throughout Western New York.

Hospital The lives of patients suffering from grave injuries and health complications hinge upon ambulance personnel delivering competent care. Ambulance staff members have a responsibility to rush people suffering from emergencies to the hospital as quickly as possible. In many cases, patients are undergoing life-threatening medical problems before boarding ambulances. This can cause emotions to run high and burden first responders with enormous amounts of stress. Additionally, various circumstances, such as inadequate training, lack of sleep, or failure to follow proper protocols, can result in paramedics performing their duties negligently. Unfortunately, even the slightest mistake during an emergency can cause a patient to suffer substantial harm.

If you, or a loved one, were injured by negligent first responders, you owe it to yourself to talk with an attorney. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our battle-tested lawyers can evaluate the strength of your claim and guide you through your case from start to finish. For your convenience, our Corporate Headquarters is located in Buffalo, New York, and we recently opened an office in Rochester, New York. The Western New York emergency medical transportation accident lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. have decades of experience litigating all types of personal injury lawsuits, including many ambulance accident cases. Hire our elite team of personal injury attorneys so that we can meticulously investigate your mishap and substantiate your claim. The Dietrich Legal Team’s commitment to achieving the best possible result is what makes us so good at what we do.

Proving that ambulance personnel should be held liable for your injuries can be an extremely complicated undertaking. However, Jed Dietrich, Esq., commended as an American Institute of Trial Lawyers Litigator of the Year, has extensive practice demonstrating liability in accidents involving careless emergency personnel. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s veteran attorneys have fought for numerous injured patients and their families after devastating medical transport accidents. We realize that no amount of money can take away the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. Nevertheless, adequate compensation can help decrease your financial obligations and pay you for your damages. The Dietrich Legal Team will avidly litigate to obtain the compensation that you deserve for every harm suffered. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has avidly litigated against insurance companies and defense lawyers to obtain more than $175 million in verdicts and settlements for injured victims in Western New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. We would be honored to provide you with a complimentary case assessment and consultation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s top rated attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 716-839-3939 or by completing our online consultation form. There is never any fee until you get paid for your injuries!

Vicarious Liability For Negligent Ambulance Personnel

Ambulance When negligent paramedics and emergency medical technicians cause injury in the course of performing their jobs, they can be held accountable for the damages. Furthermore, if a first responder’s negligence causes a patient to suffer harm during an emergency response, the ambulance company may also be held liable. The legal doctrine of respondeat superior places vicarious liability on the employer based on the idea that the employee’s actions can be regarded as the employer’s actions. In other words, victims may be eligible to pursue injury claims against emergency service providers for their employee’s irresponsible or negligent actions or inactions, granted that the conduct was a common occurrence or anticipatable part of the individual’s employment. While an ambulance company may attempt to downplay its responsibility to direct paramedics, every emergency service company has a legal obligation to ensure that its personnel provide patients with the highest level of care. For an ambulance company to be held vicariously liable, the negligent act must have happened when:

  1. The ambulance personnel were on the clock or working;
  2. The injury was caused by an action that the paramedic was hired to perform; and
  3. The ambulance company had an interest in the activity that the employee had performed that resulted in the injury.

Holding an ambulance company vicariously liable is especially important for victims that have suffered devastating injuries because many ambulance personnel only earn hourly wages and do not have a lot of money. However, ambulance providers typically have large insurance policies and sufficient financial resources to compensate victims for severe injuries and other damages.



Compensation For Your Emergency Transport Mishap Injuries

Patients who have been injured due to carelessness by emergency medical technicians may be entitled to both economic and non-economic losses. Economic damages are designed to repay victims for quantifiable expenses, including lost wages (present and future), hospital bills, prescription medication costs, physical therapy, costs related to necessary living assistance, mobility devices, and other out-of-pocket expenses. On the other hand, non-economic damages are designed to pay victims for their emotional anguish, bodily pain, disfigurements, loss of enjoyment, ongoing loss of independence, and overall negative impact on quality of life. This also consists of the loss of consortium or the inability to retain previous levels of affection with loved ones. Additionally, with the help of the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s devoted and diligent lawyers, you may be able to obtain punitive damages, though these are only awarded in lawsuits involving gross negligence or recklessness. For instance, if you were dropped down the stairs while being carried on a stretcher because one of the paramedics was sending a text message, you may be entitled to punitive damages.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s hard-hitting, tenacious, and systematic team will act rapidly to thoroughly investigate your ambulance accident and collect critical evidence to prove that a paramedic’s failure to use reasonable care caused your injuries. Our goal is to get you back on your feet as fast as possible. Our battle-tested lawyers will incorporate the most effective legal strategies to enhance your chances of obtaining the highest possible compensation. Please contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his seasoned team of Western New York lawyers today at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

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 Western 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.
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.
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