Injuries During Rescues
Some of the most commonly overlooked types of police injury claims are those involving injuries that were sustained while attempting to rescue another person or property that was put in harm’s way by of the negligent and reckless actions of other people. Rescues are dangerous situations that put police officers at risk for a variety of serious and debilitating injuries. On many occasions, police officers are the first ones to respond to an emergency situation or call, and must enter hazardous conditions in order to effectuate a rescue or render life-saving first aid. At Ballin & Associates we have successfully handled many police injury cases of this nature, and have recovered large sums of money for our clients who sustained injuries during rescue.
In the words of a famous jurist, the law recognizes that “danger invites rescue” for which the negligent or reckless actor can be held liable. Under Massachusetts law, the person responsible for causing the hazard or injury to the person or property in need of rescue can be liable for any harm caused to the officer who responded to the situation. During a rescue an officer may sustain a variety of painful and life-altering injuries, such as broken bones, head trauma, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns, crushed limbs, disfigurement, and permanent disability. At Ballin & Associates, we are professionals at recovering large sums in damages from the parties responsible for causing the initial hazardous situation.
Contact our Massachusetts Police Injury Lawyers
These types of injury claims are viable and important. At Ballin & Associates, our Massachusetts police injury lawyers have the resources, skill, and expertise to effectively negotiate with insurance companies and other involved parties in order to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for our clients’ injuries. We don’t stop working until we recover a settlement that not only compensate our clients for their pain and suffering, but also provides them with money to cover medical expenses, lost overtime and detail wages, and future financial needs.
The following case report regarding an injury during a rescue has been provided for your convenience:
Contact the Massachusetts police injury attorneys at Ballin & Associates today at (800) 245-2052.