Georgia Police Pursuit and Auto Accident Attorneys Serving Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale and other Counties throughout Georgia
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for bystanders and innocent motorists to suffer catastrophic injury, and sometimes wrongful death, during police pursuits. According to data from the FBI, there are 300 deaths each year as a result of police chases. Among the people injured or killed, innocent bystanders and motorists are the victims in 40% of these chases.
At the Tyrone Law Firm, our auto accident attorneys understand the devastating effect an accident can have on the accident victims and their loved ones. We support those among us in uniform who have answered the call of duty and who are serving and protecting our citizens proudly.
Unfortunately, there are instances when chases are unnecessary or when they are not performed in accordance with police procedures. In these cases, only a lawyer who is experienced in bringing a lawsuit on behalf of victims of a negligent police pursuit or chase by Georgia law enforcement can successfully pursue a claim on behalf of an injured Georgia victim. In these instances, the Tyrone Law Firm, with our proven track record of representing injured pedestrians and motorists in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, and other counties throughout Georgia can help you fight for compensation for medical expenses and other losses related to the accident.
Negligent Pursuit and Police Chases
Attorneys at the Tyrone Law Firm have represented families who have been affected by negligent police chases. The State of Georgia sets out procedures regarding safe pursuit policies and provides them to every police department and officer. Often, either acting alone or as a result of a department’s approach to chases, individual officers will disregard these procedures. The officers then continue the chase well beyond the point when it is clear that the danger to the public outweighs the need to catch the suspect. More people are killed in the United States by high speed police chases than by police firearms. This statistic clearly points to the immediacy of the problem and to the extreme danger that the public is exposed to by these officers.
Often, the police can obtain a license tag number and use other investigative techniques to determine the identity of the driver without putting the public in danger. Avoiding pursuit at high speeds helps to avoid endangering innocent third parties.
If you have been injured during a police chase, contact a Georgia injury attorney with experience in police pursuit and chase lawsuits. A lawyer at our Atlanta area firm can help you hold the negligent or reckless police officer accountable for your injuries and accountable for his or her decisions and actions whether it be in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Rockdale, or other counties throughout Georgia. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims. We can help you, too.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit is a complicated process that requires an exhaustive understanding of the legal system and determination by both the client and the attorney. Taking on law enforcement is something that many lawyers refuse to do. At the Tyrone Law Firm we believe that no one – police officers included – is above the law. Good officers agree with us. Negligent ones who injure or kill innocent victims in police pursuits will be held accountable.