Miami Ambulance Accident Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Settle Case for $55,000 In Spite of Ambulance Being Involved in Accident
When you are injured in an accident caused by an ambulance or other vehicle that you believe may be government-owned, you may fear that you can’t sue. After all, you may worry that you won’t be able to bring a suit against the government.
However, if you are injured in an accident caused by an ambulance or other vehicle you believe is government-owned, don’t fret. Many ambulances are actually owned by private companies. Also, while governmental entities enjoy many privileges in lawsuits, they are not completely immune from suit.
Miami Ambulance Accident Causes Knee Injury
Our client was the 61-year-old grandmother of two young children. At the time of her accident, she was riding in a vehicle owned by her son-in-law. Located in the vehicle were our client, her daughter, her son-in-law (who was driving the vehicle), and our client’s two grandchildren.
At some point, the vehicle carrying our client approached an intersection in Miami. The vehicle began to drive through the intersection. Unfortunately, at the same time, an ambulance approached, raced through the intersection and slammed into the vehicle carrying our client – without its siren. All of the people in the vehicle carrying our client testified that the ambulance’s siren was not on at the time of the accident. If the siren had been on, they all said, they would have not proceeded through the intersection.
In any case, during the accident, our client badly injured her knee. She had slammed her knee on the inside of the vehicle. Our client was treated at the scene by fire rescue and paramedics. Following this treatment, our client went home.
After being home for a couple of hours, our client’s knee was not doing any better. In fact, her pain was steadily increasing. As a result, our client went to the emergency room the night of the accident.
In the emergency room, x-rays were taken of our client’s knee. Our client was diagnosed with a knee contusion. She was prescribed some pain-killing medication and told to follow up with an orthopedic doctor.
Soon after, our client was in the office of an orthopedic surgeon in the area. That Doctor ordered MRI’s of our client’s knee. The MRI results revealed that our client had a torn meniscus in her knee. Based on that, the surgeon recommended that our client undergo surgery. The procedure was scheduled, and our client underwent an arthroscopic knee surgery.
Miami Ambulance Accident Law Firm Dell and Schaefer Settles Case for $55,000
Following her surgery, our client initially feared that she might not be able to sue. After all, she figured the ambulance might be government owned and that she would not be able to bring a lawsuit against a governmental entity. Nevertheless, our client contacted the Miami Ambulance Accident Lawyers at Dell & Schaefer. We took the case and began to investigate the incident. During the investigation, we discovered that the ambulance was privately owned. Based on this, we filed a lawsuit against the company that owned the ambulance.
After filing the lawsuit, we argued that our client was the grandmother of two young children. Our client lived with her two grandchildren. As such, our client was heavily involved in the lives of her grandchildren. She participated with them in a lot of their actives. Following the accident, this became much harder for our client. As a result, her relationship with her grandchildren suffered.
These arguments allowed us to settle our client’s case for $55,000. Our client was happy with the result. In spite of the fact that an ambulance was involved in the accident, our client now had a $55,000 settlement.
If you are involved in an accident involving an ambulance or other vehicle you believe might be government owned, don’t fear that you won’t be able to pursue a case. Many ambulances are privately owned. Also, even if the vehicle that caused your accident is government owned, governmental entities are not completely immune from suit. Contact the Miami Ambulance Accident Attorneys at Dell & Schaefer, and we will get you the compensation you deserve.