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Protecting Your Rights After Police Chase Accidents

The police are supposed to protect the public. However, when they become involved in a high-speed chase, bystanders and drivers often suffer the consequences. A high-speed police chase can put innocent bystanders, pedestrians and other drivers in danger. Data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows hundreds of fatalities and injuries caused by police chases every year.

If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to a police chase, the personal injury attorneys at Zane D. Smith & Associates, Ltd., in Chicago can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers have over 85 years of combined experience and a proven track record of success. Previously, we obtained a verdict for over $10 million in a police chase case. You can trust us to use our knowledge and experience to advocate for you.

Police Pursuits Can Have Catastrophic Consequences For Innocent Bystanders

In a police chase, law enforcement will often utilize various methods to try and catch their suspect, including blocking the vehicle’s path and high speeds. Unfortunately, these methods create a greater risk for innocent, uninvolved drivers and pedestrians on the road. When a police chase ends in a crash involving a pedestrian or other driver, catastrophic injuries and fatalities can occur.

Common injuries involved in police chases include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Fatalities

Injury cases stemming from police chases are often much more complicated than regular car accident claims. When a high-speed chase causes the accident, you can hold law enforcement liable for your harm. Our attorneys at Zane D. Smith & Associates, Ltd., have years of experience championing your rights to compensation. While no amount of money can take away your suffering, it can help you move forward and hold law enforcement responsible.

We Will Fight For You

Law enforcement officers have a duty to keep the general public safe. When they breach this duty and cause injuries or fatalities, you can hold them liable for their negligence. You do not have to face this process alone. Our attorneys will fight tirelessly for you. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 312-245-0031 or complete our online contact form to get in touch with us.