As a Seattle personal injury attorney, I am grateful to all firefighters and other emergency personnel for their dedication and service to our safety. When disastrous accidents occur leaving first responders with severe injuries, it is devastating for the entire community. The Seattle Times reported about a firefighter who was hit by a vehicle after investigating a scene of a rollover accident on southbound I-5. The incident occurred early Sunday morning when South King County firefighters got a call of a rollover accident due to ice on the roads. The scene had been cleared of any injuries, and Wynn Loiland was marking the vehicle so that others would know it had been checked, when a vehicle traveling a little too fast for the conditions, lost control and struck Loiland. This second accident occurred in the same spot as the first rollover accident and left Loiland suffering from serious head and facial injuries as well as a collapsed lung and broken arm. Loiland and his family are in the thoughts of us all as he recovers in the hospital.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2010, there were around 32,600 firefighters injured while on the job including both fire and non-fire incidences. The courage and determination of firefighters and other public service providers is truly inspirational. This accident just proves that winter weather conditions can cause destructive collisions and driving with care should always be implemented.
If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident, speak with an experienced Seattle personal injury attorney today. Slippery conditions can make it difficult to stop or slow down in time, which can result in devastating injuries. Take caution during inclement weather and slow down to ensure everyone’s safety. Deciding whether to take legal action in a vehicle accident can be very confusing. Call me at Premier Law Group and I can help make your decision less stressful by dedicating my time to your case in order to protect your legal and medical rights. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact me at (206) 285-1743.