In order to catch a fleeing subject, officers are required to run through yards, forested areas, playgrounds, uneven terrain, climb high fences, or make their way through crowded facilities, like shopping malls. Sometimes these foot pursuits take place in the dark of night or over ice and snow making the pursuit even more dangerous, as the officer tracks and pursues the subject who has refused to stop for the officer. In the heat of pursuit, an officer may not notice or anticipate unexpected dangers or hazards such as hidden branches, retaining walls and holes in the ground, or may otherwise suffer a serious injury. For this reason, it is not unusual for an officer to sustain serious injuries when chasing a subject that refuses to stop.
When an officer sustains an injury during a foot pursuit, the officer may face difficulties throughout multiple areas of life. In addition to painful injuries, an injured officer may be temporarily or permanently unable to perform the essential functions of police work and therefore be required to lose out on much needed income on which they rely for support and in some cases they are involuntarily forced to retire early. After a career ending injury the officer is usually unable to find another career to support themselves since their training and skills are not transferable over to the private sector. At Ballin & Associates, our
Massachusetts police injury attorneys have helped countless injured police officers obtain compensation they deserve. We have successfully recovered damages to cover the cost of pain, suffering, medical bills, future treatment expenses, lost detail and overtime income, psychological distress, and other financial hardships.
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If you have been injured during a foot pursuit, the Massachusetts police injury attorneys at Ballin & Associates can help. We are highly experienced in this area of police injury law, and know effective strategies for building strong and compelling cases. We use our knowledge, skill, and experience of the law to protect our clients' best interest, and negotiate with insurance companies and other parties to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible.
The following case reports and legal article regarding resisting arrest and foot pursuits have been provided for your convenience:
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