Everyone has heard sirens from police cars, firetrucks and ambulances while driving. Generally, we have a duty to get out of the way of these emergency responders. However, police officers, firemen and ambulance drivers can not drive recklessly or erratically. If there is no emergency, these emergency responders are bound by the same rule of the road as everyone else. If there is an emergency, they can not speed or travel into an intersection without the right-of-way without activating their lights and sirens to warning the motoring public of their presence. If an emergency responder enters into an intersection without the right-of-way without his lights and sirens activated and causes an accident, the emergency responder is responsible for causing the accident the same as anyone else. If its lights and sirens are activated, emergency responders have a duty to make sure they can safely proceed through an intersection before so proceeding.
Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. (DLP) represents seriously injured and catastrophically injured victims of auto accidents, bus accidents, SUV accidents, snowmobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accident and tractor trailer accidents (including work accidents) throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, including the Counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Wyoming, Sullivan, Montour, Lycoming, Schuylkill, Tioga, Bradford, Susquehanna, Northampton, Carbon and Columbia. These accidents often occur on the interstate corridors and state highways that run through Northeastern Pennsylvania, including I-81, I-80, I-380, I-84, I-180, SR 61, the Casey Highway, the I-80 Corridor and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Some of the representative municipalities in Northeastern Pennsylvania where these accidents occur include Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Honesdale, Hazleton, Moosic, Dunmore, Old Forge, Williamsport, Tunkhannock, Towanda, Stroudsburg, Bethleham, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Pottsville, Kingston, Milford, Mansfield and Wellsboro. We at DLP represent serious and catastrophically injured victims of truck accidents, tractor trailer accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, automobile accidents and SUV accidents to get them the money and justice they deserve to compensate them for their injuries and damages. If you are involved in an accident anywhere in Northeastern Pennsylvania, call an attorney at DLP as soon as possible after the accident for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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