Louisiana Ambulance Accident Attorneys
Baton Rouge Law Firm Helping Victims of Emergency Vehicle Crashes
Thousands of emergency vehicles in Louisiana transport patients to emergency rooms every day. Because of this state of emergency, ambulance drivers often feel the need to speed down the road and practice dangerous driving. Although wanting to get to the destination quickly may be understandable, these emergency vehicle drivers are putting their passengers and other drivers on the road at serious risk.
Lights flash and loud warning sounds emit from the vehicles as they drive, but at high velocities, engaging in quick maneuvers, and being heavy in nature, ambulances are susceptible to potentially life-threatening accidents—especially if the driver is distracted, poorly trained, or drunk. As a patient in the back or a fellow paramedic in the ambulance, passengers have a reasonable expectation of arriving at the hospital or destination safely. When drivers of emergency vehicles fail to take safety measures, and you or a loved one is injured as a result, you have the right to hold them responsible and receive compensation.
Contact a Louisiana ambulance accident attorney today. Your consultation is free and private: (888) 493-1629.
Record-Setting Accident Compensation
We at Arnold & Itkin have direct experience defending victims in these kinds of cases. For one of our clients, a young mother, we recovered $117 million for her and her young family. This was the largest single-plaintiff verdict in the history of the state of Louisiana. Our client was 7 months pregnant and began experiencing stomach pains. When she called emergency services, an ambulance driver was assigned to our client who had vision problems and a bad driving record. On the way to the hospital, the driver crashed the ambulance into a truck.
Among other injuries, our client became permanently paralyzed and prematurely gave birth to her daughter. When we received her verdict, her medical bills had already totaled $1.4 million and were going to reach an estimated $30 million in her future medical care. We were successful in holding the insurance company responsible for all of her physical and emotional damages, providing a record-setting verdict for our client.