What Happens When A Police Officer Causes An Accident?

Police vehicles cause more accidents than all other types of emergency vehicles combined. Many of these accidents are caused by the officer's reckless driving.

At The Gold Law Firm in Memphis, our lawyers hold police officers accountable when their driving puts others at risk. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your injury and determine if the police officer was negligent in causing the crash.

Determining Fault In Police Car Crashes

Police officers frequently drive at high speeds or break other traffic laws to pursue suspects or respond to emergencies. However, even when officers have a legitimate reason to break a traffic law, they need to use caution to avoid injuring other drivers and pedestrians.

Here are some examples of reckless police driving:

  • Speeding without lights and siren
  • Running a red light or stop sign without lights or siren
  • Entering an intersection without checking to see if it is clear
  • Driving at night without headlights
  • Engaging in high-speed chases
  • Speeding or breaking traffic laws when not responding to an emergency
  • Distracted driving (such as operating the cruiser's laptop while driving)

Not all police officer-involved accidents are the police officer's fault. For example, police cars are frequently hit along the side of the road while conducting stops. Our lawyers will carefully review your accident to determine if the police officer was at fault. If so, we will seek full compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Contact Our Tennessee Lawyers For A Free Initial Consultation

Police officers are not above the law. If you were injured by a police officer's reckless driving, call 901-303-8619 or 800-610-9622, or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. Our attorneys offer evening and weekend appointments, and hospital and home visits.

We are not paid until you get paid.