A Georgia car accident lawyer notes a lawsuit filed by a bystander who was severely injured after being struck by a stolen truck that was being chased by police. The plaintiff is seeking $1 million claiming he was critically injured when the chased vehicle smashed into him while he was working in front of his business. Drivers who recklessly cause injury to others can be liable for paying money damages to their victims. Victims of negligence, as well as the families of those killed, may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of Georgia auto accident attorneys.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for Georgia. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated Georgia car accident lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Report: Lawsuit Aims to Stop Unnecessary Police Chases
An innocent bystander who was injured during a Georgia State Patrol police chase is now seeking damages from the agency to cover the cost of his medical bills. The accident occurred when law enforcement officers were pursuing a stolen truck and performed a maneuver to bring the vehicle to a halt, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After the truck driver lost control of his vehicle, he crashed into the 12-foot ladder that the plaintiff was working on.
The plaintiff, who was thrown 10 yards through the air during the accident, suffered critical injuries that necessitated surgery, bone grafts and other medical intervention. The man is now pursuing coverage of his medical expenses, although the Georgia State Patrol has claimed immunity. Since the police were performing the chase in a non-life-threatening situation, the man’s lawsuit is also seeking to prevent similar accidents in the future by changing the policy that allows chases in these situations, the website reported.
How a Georgia 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 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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