Darlington, SC asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina

Q: County EMTs broke Moms hip. She will never walk again weve been told. Can I sue both county and the EMTs too?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: Why not call attorney Chuck Jacobson in Charleston. He'll give you a free consult. Tell him I suggested you call.

These can be tough cases because assuming the EMT's come off as reasonably competent, things sometimes are set up so that there's no perfect way of getting someone out without a bit of risk. However, if a person is adequately secured and there is adequate personnel that should be possible. Chances are they needed a third person or the two there weren't able to handle it due to their own conditions. But it makes most sense to talk to a lawyer.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: I’m sorry about your Mom’s hip. There aren’t many details to go on here but if you consulted with an attorney in your state, she or he could examine the incident further and help determine if there is a claim that would be viable to pursue. If you are contemplating legal action, it would be advisable to consult with an attorney immediately to learn about all deadlines, notice of claim requirements, and statutes of limitations that would govern the time within which action must be taken to preserve all applicable legal rights.

Tim Akpinar

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