Law enforcement often requires police pursuit of criminal suspects and sometimes a high-speed chase results. Other times, police are required to respond quickly to a crime in progress. Many times, innocent bystanders are injured as a result of a police chase or accident with a police car. If you are injured in a police chase crash or in a squad car accident, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who has represented persons seriously injured in police chase accidents and police car accidents.
Whether the incident involves officers from the Chicago Police Department, Cook County sheriff deputies or cops from other Illinois police agencies, James P. Crawley & Associates, Ltd., can help. Our Chicago, Illinois-based firm can provide a police chase accident lawyer or police accident attorney to assist you in your quest for justice.
Police chase accident lawsuits and other lawsuits involving police car accidents are vigorously defended by high-priced lawyers or governments with unlimited budgets. Often times, there is a "conspiracy of silence" among the police officers and other city officials. Evidence disappears, taped radio transmissions get lost and damaging witness statements vanish. Telephone calls to 911 and police radio transmissions are generally recorded, but they are kept by the police for a very short period of time. These recordings frequently "make or break" a police chase accident or police car accident lawsuit.
If you have been injured as a result of a police chase, high speed pursuit or by a police squad car it is crucial that an attorney be retained immediately. After someone is seriously injured or killed, legal proceedings need to be immediately instituted to preserve the tape recordings, radio transmissions, 911 calls and other crucial evidence regarding the police chase or accident. These "real-time" recordings, made contemporaneously with the accident, more accurately reflect the true circumstances of the accident, as opposed to the more "sanitized" version that invariably surfaces under these circumstances.
You should also hire an attorney because certain procedural and jurisdictional rules must be strictly followed when a police chase lawsuit or police car accident lawsuit is brought against the city or other governmental agency. If those rules are not strictly adhered to, the police chase accident victim can be denied compensation. It is important to hire a skilled, competent police chase attorney who has fought the "conspiracy of silence" in the past and won.
Our police chase attorneys work solely on a contingency fee. If we do not secure compensation on your behalf, you pay no legal fees.
Call our police chase lawyers now at (312) 750-1300. You may also reach our Chicago personal injury attorneys using our online contact form. All police chase accident or police car accident consultations are free of charge, without obligation and strictly confidential.