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When a traffic crash involves a fire truck

On Behalf of | Jul 20, 2020 | Firm News

Motor vehicle wrecks vary from one crash to the next. Some involve two cars, while others involve several vehicles. Moreover, some wrecks involve other types of vehicles, such as ambulances and fire trucks. In fact, these vehicles are especially likely to become involved in an accident while responding to an emergency. 

There are a number of factors to take into consideration when it comes to accidents involving fire trucks and ambulances, from risks to the consequences of an accident. 

Risk factors 

There are multiple reasons why many fire trucks are involved in accidents. In some instances, those driving these vehicles behave erratically on the road because they are in a rush to respond to a fire or handle some other type of emergency. Aside from high speeds, many other risks, such as fatigue, inexperience and the use of drugs also play a role in some accidents. Moreover, there are times when it is difficult for drivers to notice a fire truck and pull off the road, whether they are going around a sharp turn or there is a lot of loud noise. 

Challenges and recovery 

Because of the size of fire trucks, and the fact that these vehicles are often traveling at high speeds during a crash, the outcome of these accidents is often devastating. Victims frequently struggle with serious injuries as well as financial problems and mental trauma. It is imperative for accident victims to look into some of the different resources that can help them restore normalcy in their lives and move on. Our law firm’s website covers other topics that are related to truck collisions.