Police, firemen, and EMTs are first responders and need the right of way in order to effectively perform the duties of their job. They could be responding to an accident, a fire or a number of things that happen on a daily basis. This is why you are taught to pull to the side of the road if you see and/or hear sirens. But what does not often get talked about is that sometimes when trying to carry out the duties of the job, first responders can end up in an accident themselves. They may end up injuring a separate party in their efforts to help another and should be held responsible for their actions.
A recent lawsuit filed by a woman who was struck by a police cruiser while crossing the road in New Jersey alleges the sirens, emergency lights and headlights were not on at the time of the incident. The police cruiser and another cop car were in pursuit of a speeding vehicle at the time, and the vehicle that clipped the woman was traveling at or near 100 mph.
The woman’s suit also points out that many streetlights were burned out. In total, the suit points to negligence on behalf of the officer, the borough and the electric company responsible for the street lights.
Catastrophic Injuries Were Suffered
The woman struck by the speeding police cruiser ended up with a smashed nose and her leg was ripped open to the bone. She was walking with a friend who also ended up injured after the woman hit by the car fell back into her. The injured pedestrian is seeking damages, court costs, attorneys fees and interest from the parties involved.
When it comes to accidents between automobiles and pedestrians the injuries are usually catastrophic and require immediate medical services. Future and ongoing medical treatment may also be a result when it comes to injuries that are permanently debilitating. These types of accidents and catastrophic injuries can end up disrupting your life in more ways than one. You might be left unable to work or perform the tasks of your job as well as before. An injury may simply leave you unable to enjoy life as you did before.
In most situations, catastrophic injuries end up incurring multiple medical bills, a lot of which could end up being too much to handle. Dealing with the finances and pain and suffering while trying to recover from your injuries is a lot to ask of you.
New Jersey Attorneys Can Get You Compensated
With everything that is involved when it comes to a catastrophic or personal injury, it is in your best interest to seek help from an experienced attorney. In New Jersey, CourtLaw has a strong record of helping clients suffering from catastrophic injuries. It could be a car accident at the hands of a negligent driver or an injury sustained because of poor maintenance and upkeep. In any case, CourtLaw uses their expertise to find the liable party and hold them responsible. They will get you the compensation and justice you deserve while you concentrate on recovering from your injuries.
If you or a loved one are suffering at the hands of an injury because of another party then you should contact CourtLaw today. Call 866-632-4211 to set up a free consultation.
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