Louisiana Woman Files Suit Against Police Department for Injuries Sustained in Car Accident


February 04, 2017

Louisiana Woman Files Suit Against Police Department for Injuries Sustained in Car Accident

A woman who suffered injuries in a car accident has filed suit against multiple parties including the driver of the vehicle she was a passenger in, two insurance companies, the police department, and the police officer driving the vehicle. As the woman was traveling on a Louisiana highway, a police vehicle traveling without its emergency lights flashing struck the side of the vehicle in which the woman was a passenger. The driver of the vehicle that was struck failed to yield to the police vehicle. Little details are known as to whether or not the police officer or the other driver had the right of way. Such facts will likely come to light as the lawsuit progresses.

Possible Causes of this Police Vehicle Accident

Because there are few facts available regarding this accident, various possibilities or theories exist for what caused or contributed to the cause of this accident. Such possibilities include the following, among others:

  • Failure to yield to the police vehicle due to inattention or distraction;
  • The police vehicle did not have the proper emergency lights on to make clear to others on the roadway that the police vehicle has the right of way;
  • The driver who was struck failed to stop at a stop sign or red light (if the accident occurred at an intersection);
  • The police vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign or red light (if the police vehicle was not intending to pass in "emergency mode" through the intersection if in fact the accident occurred at an intersection); and
  • Speeding.

It is important to keep in mind that these are just theories that can apply to any accident with similar facts, and nothing can be assumed until the facts are made clear through the course of the lawsuit. It could be that none of the possibilities listed above are what truly happened, and only time will tell until all of the facts of this situation are discovered.

Some people may be asking why the woman filed a lawsuit against so many parties. First, insurance companies are usually involved in automobile accident claims, as it is the insurance company who must normally cover claims filed against the insured drivers. Additionally, because this is an accident where it is possible that more than one driver was at fault, the injured passenger filed the lawsuit against both of them as well as the police officer's employer, the police department. The injured woman may be able to recover from one or both of the drivers if it is determined one or both of them are at fault for causing the accident.

Contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law Today to Schedule Your Free Consultation

If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of a car accident, whether you were a driver or passenger, you may consider speaking with a dedicated Atlanta Car Accident Attorney at Montlick & Associates if you believe someone else was at fault for your injuries. Speaking with an attorney is a good way to determine what your legal options are and whether or not you may have a valid legal claim.

With more than thirty-two years of experience, Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, continues to represent injured victims from all across the state of Georgia. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to discuss your injuries, contact Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, today by calling (800) LAW-NEED (529-6333). You may also visit us online at www.montlick.com, to complete a Free Case Evaluation Form, and you may also participate in a 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Source: http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510964656-passenger-alleges-she-was-injured-in-collision-with-gretna-police-vehicle

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