Have you been injured in a police chase? You may have options that have not yet been considered. When you are injured, it is always a good idea to speak with a qualified attorney who can assess your case, help you understand your rights and options, and guide you toward the best path forward. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you, free of cost, to review your case and help you determine how best to proceed.
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When a Police Chase Goes Wrong, Who’s Responsible?
By and large, when a police chase occurs, the chased suspect is liable. Fleeing law enforcement, even when innocent of any other wrongdoing, can result in criminal charges. These can become more severe when a chase results in injury.
Sometimes, it is the actions of police officers that endanger others during a chase.
In the state of Florida, police are considered actors of the state. This means they are protected from liability by Florida’s sovereign immunity laws. Under sovereign immunity laws, police officers can only be sued for breach of contract, negligence, and intentional wrongdoing.
Can Lawsuits Be Filed Against Police Officers in All States?
You can file a lawsuit against a police officer in any state in the nation. Many states have laws in effect that protect police officers from liability except under very strict circumstances. Having a lawyer on your side will be essential if you are attempting to hold a police officer or the department they work for accountable for injuries sustained in a chase.
What Factors Contribute to Police Chase Accidents?
The same factors involved in many other car accidents contribute to those following a police chase:
- Reckless maneuvering
- Inattention to surroundings
In some cases, victims of these accidents are also involved in the chase. In others, innocent and unsuspecting motorists are injured as well. If you have been injured in a police chase, give us a call to schedule a free case review and let us help you understand all of your options.
Can I Get Compensation for Injuries Sustained in a Police Chase Accident?
When you or a loved one is injured by an officer during a police chase, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. However, unlike most personal injury claims, sovereign immunity places limitations on what you can collect through legal action.
The attorneys at Hickey Law Firm have decades of experience helping victims of serious injury get justice. We are here to listen to your story, provide honest information about your options, and help you understand the types of compensation you may be able to seek through aggressive legal action.
Are There Additional Damages That Can Be Sought in a Police Chase Accident Case?
Damages that may be sought in a personal injury claim include economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Not all of these will be available in every case.
We can help you seek damages for:
- All related medical expenses
- Wages lost due to injury
- Property damage
- Emotional suffering
- Physical pain
- And more
The best way to learn which types of compensation you may be entitled to is through a one-on-one consultation at Hickey Law Firm.
How Can Hickey Law Help My Case?
Our award-winning and highly respected lawyers have decades of individual and combined experience holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. Considered one of the most effective personal injury firms in the nation, we fight tirelessly for every client we take, building each case for any eventuality to help obtain the best possible outcome. Thoughtful, attentive, and thorough, we are here to help you understand your rights and choose the best path forward.