What happens when you are the victim of a car accident stemming from a police chase?
The driver of a pick up truck committed a traffic violation and refused to stop or yield right of way, then Police Officers initiated pursuit that crossed through three cities in Broward County: via Pembroke Pines, Davie ending in Fort Lauderdale. The fleeing pickup truck driver broadsided a woman driving in her Lexus, travelling south on Andrews Avenue. Fortunately, the woman only suffered moderate injuries for which she was hospitalized. Now what should the driver of the Lexus do in this situation? Contact a South Florida personal injury attorney for advice, of course.
Here are some of the liability issues about police chase, in some states Police departments have adopted a “vehicle pursuit policy” where the agency may be immune from liability for civil damages, for personal injury, or death of any person or damage to property resulting from the accident of a vehicle being operated by an actual or suspected violator of the law, who is being, has been, or believes he/she is being or has been pursued in a motor vehicle by a peace officer employed by the public entity.