A Kansas car accident lawyer notes a driver and passenger who suffered serious injuries when their vehicle was struck during a police chase are now pursuing recourse from the involved police officer and from the State of Kansas. 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 a Kansas car accident attorney.
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Report: Plaintiffs Seek Damages For Irreversible Injuries
Two people who were hit by another driver as he fled from Kansas law enforcement authorities are now seeking damages from the State of Kansas as well as the officer who was involved in the pursuit. The police chase, which reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, ended when the fleeing driver ran a red light and crashed into a truck that both victims were riding in, leaving them with injuries severe enough to merit hospitalization. The plaintiffs now contend that the police officer was violating Kansas Highway Patrol policies when he initiated and sustained the chase, according to The Topeka-Capital Journal.
Both individuals are separately seeking damages for serious and irreversible injuries that they allegedly suffered during the accident, which occurred in 2010. Their lawsuits are expected to move forward in August 2016, when both plaintiffs will be required to submit a list of all proposed witnesses and exhibits to the judge who is overseeing both cases, the website reported.
How a Kansas 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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Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.