First Responder Lawyers
First responders are a shining example of the good in humanity. These are people who put themselves in harm’s way and save lives on a daily basis.
First responders often throw themselves headfirst into situations that most of us cannot bear facing. They are our modern day heroes. They may be officers of the Police force, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), firefighters, or even regular folk like you and me. We owe them a duty to see that they do not suffer for the good they try to do.
If you are a first responder and you suffered an injury in a preventable accident, you are entitled to seek legal redress through a personal injury claim. In order to effectively pursue financial restitution for your harms and losses, it makes sense to speak with an attorney to discuss your legal options.
Holding the Negligent Party Accountable
A lot of emergency situations happen that could have been avoided. If you were a first responder in such a situation and you suffered an injury, the law recognizes your right to maintain an action against all the parties responsible for creating the situation. In order to succeed, however, you would have to show that the other parties were negligent. To prove negligence, you have to show that:
- The responsible parties owed you a duty of care: In order to prove this, you may need to show that they had a responsibility to provide for some procedures or equipment in the event of an emergency situation. You could also show that they had a duty to give adequate warning of the nature of the danger to first responders before allowing them to participate in the salvage effort.
- The duty of care was breached: A breach would necessarily occur where the responsible parties failed to discharge the responsibility they had to the first responder. Failure to provide adequate warning is an example of a breach.
- There is a connection between the injury suffered by you and the breach: The breach must have caused your injury. Once you show all of this, you may be entitled to compensation.
Compensation for Your Injury
You are allowed to seek several kinds of compensation. This may include compensation for:
- Money spent on medical treatment of injuries.
- Lost wages as a result of inability to work due to the injury.
- Partial or total disability.
- Loss of wages due to future inability to work.
- Loss of consortium.
Get in Touch with our Houston Law Firm
If you have been injured due to any of the situations mentioned above, do not keep quiet. Get in touch with the Houston injury lawyers at Michael P. Fleming & Associates today.
You deserve much more than injuries for your valor and our law firm is prepared to fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. The first consultation is free and in recognition of your sacrifice, the firm offers reduced fees for you, as well. Do not worry about not having money to pay. We only get paid when you win.