By any metric, firefighters have dangerous jobs. According to the National Fire Protection Association Fire Analysis and Research Division, in 2008, 103 firefighters (on duty) lost their lives. On average, around 105 firefighters a year die in the line of duty.
Fire engine drivers may be granted leeway to skirt typical traffic rules during emergency response. For instance, an engine with its lights flashing and sirens blaring can proceed through a red light (albeit with caution); whereas other vehicles on the road obviously may not do so.
Firefighter-related traffic accidents in Indiana, therefore, can get quite legally complicated. An experienced Indianapolis firefighter injury attorney may be able to help you determine how to pursue action against the party or parties responsible for your injury.
Indianapolis firefighter injury attorney Randy Sevenish is a former police officer who now represents personal injury clients in Indiana. He can provide a free consultation to you regarding your firefighter vehicle accident matter.To learn more about the firm, call 1-800-278-9200 to get fast and accurate help with your injury matter.