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Car accidents are already tricky on their own for injured individuals who wish to file personal injury claims. While it may seem obvious as to who is liable for damages, proving liability in court can be challenging. An even more complicated situation is if the vehicle that caused your injuries is a police car. The police and even the city can be held responsible for the accident depending on the nature of the situation, which is where our team comes in. Belushin Law Firm, P.C. has more than a decade of legal experiences and understands the nuances of unique situations. Through thorough investigations and assessments, our Brooklyn police car accident attorneys can learn more about who is responsible and pursue justice on your behalf. Just because your situation is complex doesn’t mean you don’t still deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering.

Contact our team online or by phone at (888) 918-9890 to take advantage of your free consultation today. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid until you do.

What to Do After a Police Car Accident

Anyone who is injured after a car accident with a police car should put their health first and seek medical attention. Even if you don’t believe you have serious injuries, it’s still safest to be seek by a physician who may be able to detect injuries that haven’t made themselves known yet.

While it’s always important for car accident victims to not admit fault to others, including insurance companies, it’s especially important if a police car was involved. Police officers may attempt to intimidate individuals in order to avoid being held liable. Police officers don’t have the authority to decide who is at fault – this is reserved to a court judge and jury.

Because police officers are generally covered by the city’s insurance policy and not an individual auto insurance policy, the claims process may be different and require a different claims process. This is why it’s crucial that you hire a personal injury attorney who can investigate and determine what your unique claims process requires.

Who is Liable in an Accident Involving a Police Car?

Liability can be a complex issue when a police officer caused the car accident. Who the injury claim is filed against depends on what the officer was doing at the time of the accident as well as how they were driving.

Accidents that involve police cars often also involve a violation of a traffic law, which can qualify as negligence, and include:

  • Speeding
  • Running a stop sign
  • Running a red light
  • Failing to signal
  • Illegal left turn or U-turn
  • Driving the wrong way
  • Failure to yield right-of-way

Though states have their own laws, generally police cars can be immune from claims if they were responding to an emergency situation.

In order for police officers to not be held accountable for violations, they must prove all of the following:

  • The police officer sounded a siren and displayed their front red warning lights
  • The police officer was operating an authorized emergency vehicle
  • The police officer was responding to an emergency situation at the time of the accident

How Our Team Can Help

Our car accident attorneys can use our resources and skills to investigate your accident and determine what the police officer was doing at the time of the accident. An emergency can apply to a rescue operation, a pursuit of a law violator, a response to a fire alarm, and other situations are lawyers are aware of. If the police officer wasn’t responding to an emergency and was negligent in their behavior, we can pursue the compensation you deserve.

Our team has recovered the following damages for our past clients that amount to millions of dollars:

  • Medical bills, such as ambulance rides, hospital stays, and surgeries
  • Lost wages or future earning capacity from missing work
  • Property damage, including car repairs
  • Pain and suffering

Proving negligence when police officers are involved is a delicate situation that requires the trained eye of an experienced personal injury attorney. Our team has handled related cases before and can be trusted with yours.

Call our Brooklyn police car accident attorneys for dedicated advocacy at (888) 918-9890. We’ve helped countless clients recover and can help you, too.

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