We’ve all been there – you’re driving and you see the lights from an emergency vehicle in your rearview mirror. Don’t panic, here’s what you do.
Pull Over to the Right
If you see lights or hear sirens from an ambulance, fire truck, or police car approaching from behind you while you’re driving, you should immediately yield to the vehicle. Begin by merging into the right shoulder or right lane and slowly come to a stop. Remain stopped until the emergency vehicles have passed.
Move Over or Slow Down Law
What if instead of an emergency vehicle approaching from behind, you are coming up on emergency vehicles stopped on the road or the shoulder? In this instance, the Move over or Slow Down Law states that you must either move over a lane or slow down to 20 mph below the speed limit when approaching emergency vehicles – this includes ambulances, fire trucks, police cars, tow trucks, utility service vehicles, TxDOT vehicles, or other highway construction/maintenance vehicles with activated flashing lights on the roadside.
Do You Need a Car Accident Lawyer?
At Carrollton Injury Law, personal injury claims are all we do. We are committed to getting you the most money back for your injuries, and we believe that consistent communication leads to a more efficient and successful financial recovery in the end. We reach out to you regularly to update you on the status of your claim, and we want to be continually informed about everything happening on your end – your medical treatment for painful injuries, your limitations in life due to someone else’s negligence, your lost wages from missing work, your disfigurement or scarring, your permanent impairment, and your pain and suffering – everything you’re going through. All of this information is vital to the successful handling of your personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of an accident, please call or text Carrollton Injury Law today at 972-360-9898 for a FREE injury claim evaluation. We look forward to showing you how we put Personal back into Personal Injury Law.