A semi truck accident north of Idaho Falls due to medical emergency occurred on I-15 according to Idaho State Police. The driver was suffering from medical issues at the time of the accident. Troopers say the semi drove across the north and southbound lanes before going up an embankment and over a wire fence. The semi truck ended up stopping in a straw field. No one was injured in this semi truck accident including the driver. Since the semi truck stopped in the straw field, traffic was not affected.
Who is Liable for a Medical Emergency Accident?
Determining liability after a medical emergency accident is not so simple. The “sudden medical emergency defense” is recognized in most states. This means the driver may be relieved from liability if they can prove they had a medical emergency. To prove such, the driver much show proof of the following:
- that he or she suddenly lost consciousness before the accident occurred.
- That the medical emergency was unforeseeable before driving.
- That lost control of the vehicle was due to unconsciousness.
If the driver can prove these things, they and or their insurance company may be off the hook for financial responsibility of the accident. However, in Idaho “sudden medical emergency defense” is discouraged. Each case will be presented before the court to determine liability.
Idaho Falls Attorneys to Help Following an Accident Caused By a Medical Emergency
If you have been involved in an accident due to a medical emergency, call the experienced attorneys in Idaho Falls at Brent Gordon Law. Our car wreck attorneys are experienced and aggressive. We can help get you the compensation you deserve faster. Call now for a free consultation. You pay no upfront costs. In fact, you pay nothing until your case settles. Our lawyers in Idaho Falls and Pocatello know how to handle a medical emergency case. We can help to take the stress away from you.
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