Police Cruiser and Motorcycle Accidents
Police officers spend a great amount of time in their police cruisers or on motorcycles, whether it’s to patrol the streets, respond to a call, or chase down a suspect. However, police officers are not immune to accident or injury. When a police officer gets involved in an accident, the officer may sustain debilitating and life-threatening injuries that can affect their ability to temporarily or permanently perform the essential tasks of police work forcing them to prematurely end their careers. It is often the case the officer is forced to prematurely return to work due to financial hardship with the injured condition become chronic and is aggravated during long hours in the cruiser and on foot. At Ballin & Associates, our Massachusetts police injury attorneys are dedicated to helping injured police officers obtain the compensation they need and deserve to cover their medical expenses and lost overtime and detail wages, compensate for their pain and suffering and help them move forward with their lives after an accident.
At Ballin & Associates, our Massachusetts police injury attorneys represent officers injured in motor vehicle accidents involving cruisers, motorcycles, mountain bikes, and their own personal vehicles. Such accidents include cruisers that are intentionally struck or that collide with a pursued vehicle when the pursued operator slams on the brakes. Other accidents occur when an officer loses control of the cruiser during pursuits and collides with stationary objects or even other cruisers in pursuit. At times, officers are injured while removing drivers and passengers from stopped motor vehicles, while placing stop sticks, and even while running towards a stopped motor vehicle to prevent its flight. Accidents can occur when the offending vehicle leaves the scene—without the driver identifying himself or herself—after striking the officer’s vehicle or causing it to veer off the roadway in a “hit and run” accident.
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Police cruiser and motorcycle accidents can happen at any time. An unexpected accident or injury can have repercussions throughout multiple areas of an officer’s life, besides causing pain and suffering. All of a sudden there are mounting debts, and lost income from not being able to work details and overtime shifts or a second job on which the officer relies just to get by.
At Ballin & Associates, we are determined to help injured police officers obtain compensation for their pain, suffering, medical bills, treatment costs, psychological trauma, lost income, and other financial hardships. We strongly believe that it’s our duty and privilege to serve those who risk their lives and safety to help others. That’s why we work relentlessly to build strong cases in order to collect the fullest and fairest amount of compensation possible for our clients.
The following legal articles and case reports regarding police cruiser and motorcycle accidents have been provided for your convenience:
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