Our first responders are the reason many of us are safe and alive today. We rely upon them to do what most wouldn’t — rush to aid at the scene of a disaster. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has also shown us that emergency responders are needed to act as the front line defense against chaos, uncertainty, and desperate need.
There are an estimated 800,000 uniformed police officers in the United States and 1.13 million firefighters, including 783,300 volunteers. On top of that, we have 891,000 emergency medical service (EMS) professionals, which includes 600,000 EMTs and 142,000 paramedics, according to the American Security Council Foundation.
Every single one of these individuals risks their health and safety when they arrive to offer aid in a moment of crisis. Unfortunately, the risks they face do not always directly relate to the situation they are addressing. Car accidents, workplace incidents, acts of violence, and other mishaps can all lead to injuries, hospitalizations, or even deaths.
Auger & Auger can assist injured emergency responders and their families when an injury has occurred as a result of negligence or a wrongful act. We can provide an emergency responder accident lawyer to assist you with seeking compensation for all of your injury-related losses.
Speak to an experienced injury attorney in the Carolinas about your case during a free, no-obligation case review. Call (855) 969-5730, use our online contact form or contact the office nearest you to schedule your free appointment now.
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation laws may not provide 100% coverage for the damages you have suffered. This may be especially true when the accident did not clearly occur within the “scope of employment.”
Furthermore, many insurers are attempting to deny coverage for COVID-19 losses or other situations not listed in the language of the policy. Volunteers are also typically not covered under standard liability or workers’ compensation insurance policies.
Auger & Auger is here to help you examine all possible avenues for obtaining fair compensation. We examine the language of your policy closely, and we help you document your losses to suit a high legal standard. Relevant state and federal laws, as well as prior case rulings, may also prove instrumental in helping increase the amount of coverage you may have available.
We identify all potentially at-fault parties and pursue liability claims through every possible legal avenue. This strategy increases the chances that you will receive the maximum amount of compensation for all of your damages.
Common damages sought after an emergency responder accident injury include:
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, EMTs and paramedics are being relied upon like never before. They risk being involved in motor vehicle collisions, falling victim to acts of intentional violence, or being injured as a result of a property owner’s negligence.
Recent local news footage shows a near-miss that almost caused major injury to a paramedic in Lincoln County, North Carolina. Since the paramedic was leaving for work, it is possible that any injury he sustained would not have been covered by a typical workers’ compensation policy.
Auger & Auger can provide EMTs and paramedics with legal representation after they have been injured. We help you seek a liability claim against all at-fault parties, increasing the chances that your injury and subsequent losses will be covered. We refuse to back down and are willing to take your case to court if that’s what it takes to get you the compensation you need.
Police officers face untold risks in the line of duty. There is always the chance they can be injured by an errant driver or a person they are aiding who suddenly turns to violence.
Even with workers’ compensation and/or police union insurance coverage available, some incidents may not be fully covered. Police officers who get injured while traveling to and from work, for instance, may not be covered under normal injury loss protection policies.
Auger & Auger wants to assist hurt or sick police officers and their families. We help you build a strong claim and pursue it to the fullest extent legally allowed. Our experienced attorney team for injured police officers can provide you with assistance anywhere in the Carolinas.
In the Carolinas, our firefighters are currently being tasked with taking on a blaze they cannot see. The outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe has forced our communities to look to firefighters as a resource that can provide essential support and coordination during this time of emergency.
At the same time, all of these unfamiliar situations introduce new job risks to firefighters — both inside and outside the line of duty. They may be involved in helping facilitate medical care, provide outreach, or assist with emergency medical evacuations.
During the course of these duties, they may become injured in unexpected ways. A motor vehicle collision or dangerous condition on a property could mean an extended hospital stay or a long recovery period at home.
Auger & Auger helps firefighters and their families seek the maximum amount of financial recovery available should one of these situations occur. We help you identify all liable parties, and then we pursue claims using the highest standards of evidence and a strong legal basis. Let us assist you during your time of need, so you can continue helping communities and saving lives.
Our armed forces, reservists, and National Guard have been mobilized to assist communities during this time of unprecedented crisis. Individuals are being pulled into the “front lines” of the COVID-19 outbreak to help with critical planning, organization, and execution of relief operations.
During the course of duty, these individuals may become injured or ill. An accident could occur within a scenario that reduces — or completely restricts — the amount of liability insurance available from typical military benefits.
Auger & Auger is available to assist our military personnel any time they get hurt and are worried about where to turn to for restitution. We can help you seek compensation for 100% of your injury losses from all available financial resources, including liability policies from any at-fault parties involved in your accident.
Over the past 26 years, Auger & Auger has built an outstanding reputation in the Carolina communities that we serve. We are known for working closely with our clients, prioritizing their needs, and keeping them informed of their legal rights and options during every step of the injury damages recovery process.Let us help you, those who have offered us so much help in the past, during your time of intense need. Call us today at (855) 969-5730 or contact us online, and you can speak to an experienced injury attorney during your free, no-obligation case review.