Lawsuit Alleges Alabama Cop At Fault in Fatal Crash

An Alabama car accident lawyer notes the estate of a woman who was killed in a car accident involving a Hanceville police officer is seeking damages from the officer as well as the city of Hanceville. When the accident occurred, the lawsuit claims that the officer was traveling 40 miles per hour over the speed limit without using any sirens or lights. Alabama car accident lawyers can help injured parties and the families of those killed in car accidents.

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Claim: Cop Car Was Travelling at 85 mph in a 40 mph zone

A lawsuit filed in Alabama alleges that the city of Hanceville and one of its law enforcement officers are liable for the death of a 77-year old woman, who was killed in a car accident involving a patrol vehicle. According to The Cullman Times, the accident occurred when the victim turned onto a road where the patrol vehicle was traveling at about 85 miles per hour. The vehicle struck the side of the woman’s car, causing her fatal injuries.

A local jury previously chose not to press criminal charges against the police officer, and the officer’s attorney contends that the accident would not have occurred if the victim had yielded the right of way. Still, the lawsuit alleges that the police officer and the city should be held responsible for the woman’s death. The complaint notes that the officer failed to use any lights or sirens, and additionally, his vehicle was traveling at almost twice the posted speed limit when the collision occurred, the website reported.

How an Alabama Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages

The families of those killed in car accidents may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.

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