Although many accidents causing personal injuries involve private individuals or companies, some vehicle accidents may involve municipal vehicles, such as an ambulance, police car, or fire engine. Because these types of cases can be complex, and they will need a thorough investigation, individuals involved in the accidents are urged to contact the law offices of Welebir | Tierney. Our San Bernardino personal injury attorneys will be able to help you with this type of personal injury case.
Government vehicles for the city and the county, as well as other levels of government, can seem to have a different set of rules from ordinary civilian vehicles. However, they still must maintain a level of safety. Some municipal vehicles commonly associated with personal injury accidents include fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, street sweepers, public works trucks, and garbage trucks.
It is certainly possible to sue a city or government office when they are at fault because of an accident involving one of their municipal vehicles. However, you will need to act quickly. Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident. The statute of limitations in California for pursuing action against a government entity is limited. You will need to file before that time is up, but you will want to talk to experienced attorneys first. At Welebir | Tierney, we will be able to advise you on the best course of action, and we will fight for your rights.
If the statute of limitations is missed, it is sometimes possible to file a late claim. The Inland Empire attorneys from Welebir | Tierney will help you through the process if you have to file late. It is best to contact our offices as quickly as possible though, so you can get things moving with your case faster.
For more than 40 years, we have been offering our legal services to those in the Inland Empire and throughout much of Southern California. Our attorneys have more than 160 years of combined experience, and we have the knowledge it takes to handle any and all cases involving municipal vehicles. If you have suffered an injury due to a municipal vehicle, contact our offices today for a free initial consultation. You will not have to pay any legal fees unless you win money in your case.