Accidents Caused by Emergency Vehicles in Manchester and Lancashire
Have you been involved in a Road Traffic Accident with an Emergency Vehicle??
At Curtis Law Solicitors, our Road Traffic Accident Solicitors are experienced in dealing with claims for people involved in accidents with emergency vehicles or whilst in an emergency vehicle. This includes accidents involving ambulances, police vehicles and fire engines.
Whilst emergency vehicles do have certain privileges on the road, such as overtaking and passing through red lights whilst their sirens are in use, emergency vehicles must also proceed with caution as they have a duty of care to other road users.
Just like other road users, when an emergency vehicle is not in an emergency situation, they must observe the rules such as stopping at red traffic lights and giving way at a roundabout.
Therefore, whether the emergency vehicle was using sirens or not at the time of the accident, if you were involved in an accident with an emergency vehicle which was not your fault, you still would be entitled to compensation as you would be if you were involved in an accident with any other road user.
Conditional Fee/Damages Based Agreements
We undertake risk assessments on all such matters and aim to complete the same within 24 hours of receipt of instructions on straightforward matters, or 72 hours of receipt of substantial papers, if applicable. The length of time taken on the risk assessment will vary according to the instructions and papers but we would expect to spend in the region of 30 minutes on straightforward matters. A more accurate timeframe can be given on a case by case basis if required. We do not charge for the initial risk assessment.
If a matter is accepted it would, as a rule of thumb, be subject to a 25% Success Fee and After the Event Insurance (ATE) Premium deduction. The level of Success Fee and ATE Premium will vary depending on the nature and complexity of the case and the exact Success Fee as a percentage of damages and ATE Premium will be confirmed to you before you sign any retainer with us.
Under the terms of a Conditional Fee/Damages Based Agreement, you would ordinarily only have to pay the Success Fee and ATE Premium yourself. If however, you breach the agreement you would then become responsible for our full costs.
Contact our Personal Injury Solicitors
If you would like more information or you are ready to start your claim, call Curtis Law Solicitors free on:
0800 008 7450, mobile friendly 0333 240 0340
Or text "CURTIS" to 82727 and we'll call you straight back.