LAPD Police Cars and high speed pursuits cause major roadway accidents in Los AngelesRecently, the Los Angeles Times newspaper found that LAPD police were involved in “1,250 crashes over the last three years — an average of about one a day.” According to the Times, “Some [crashes] resulted in life-threatening injuries or were the result of the officer violating traffic laws, according to LAPD records.” Joel Rubin, a writer for the LA Times, further contends, “The city has paid nearly $24 million in settlements or verdicts in about 400 LAPD traffic-related lawsuits over the last nine years and must contend with dozens more cases that remain unresolved.”
Call (213) 389-3765 to set up a free, no obligation consultation to find out if you have a case.If you have been involved in a police vehicle accident as a pedestrian, driver, cyclist, or motorcyclist, you should know that you have rights that will be protected by an aggressive and caring accident attorney. At Downtown LA Law Group, our Police Car Accident Lawyers will defend your rights in the court of law so that you can receive fair compensation for your injuries.
COMMON INJURIES RESULTING FROM POLICE CRUISER AND SHERIFF POLICE PURSUIT CARS CHASE ACCIDENTS:Some of the most common injuries in police car accidents are as follows:
- Whiplash and Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries, leading to paraplegia
- Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Damages
- Facial Lacerations
- Broken Nose and Broken Teeth
- Broken Legs, Hands, and Wrists
Law enforcement agencies in California Involved in Police Car Accidents – Laws Regarding Lawsuits Against Police DepartmentsPolice departments recently involved in high-speed collisions with other cars, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists are as follows:
- Los Angeles Police Department
- Pasadena Police Department
- San Bernardino Police Department
- Santa Monica Police Department
- Santa Ana Police Department
- Newport Beach Police Department
- Beverly Hills Police Department
- Long Beach Police Department
- Glendale Police Department
- Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
- Orange County Sheriff’s Department
- San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
California Government Code Section 810 et seq. This section outlines rules regarding governmental entities for personal injury liability and compensation for damages under state law. The California Torts Claims Act provides for a limited waiver of sovereign immunity to bring personal injury claims against the State of California, including all affiliated law enforcement agencies.
Call (213) 389-3765 to schedule a free legal consultation.