Recently an LA Sheriff auto accident resulted when the officer, in a high speed pursuit hit another vehicle, swerved off the road and hit two pedestrians. One of the pedestrians lost their life and the other was serious injured. This accident has resulted in a potential wrongful death action on behalf of the victim who lost their life, and a personal injury lawsuit for the victim facing serious injuries and a long recovery.
Can you hold a public entity like the LA County Sheriffs responsible for the wrongful death of a pedestrian, or injuries you sustain if you are struck by a patrol car? The answer is absolutely yes, but it takes a proven and experienced attorney with strong trial experience and extensive legal skill. My name is Rivers Morrell, and I have more than 40 years of experience holding public entities accountable for injuries and wrongful death due to their negligence.
There is no cost to our clients out of pocket for our representation as we work on a contingency fee basis.
The LA Times recently noted that there is literally an injury accident related to high speed pursuit almost every day. Many are surprised by the number of times an LA Sheriff auto accident results in injuries or loss of life. It is possible to hold California entities responsible for the injuries they cause.
California law creates a few obstacles, but it also clears a path to hold municipal police as well as county and state police accountable for injuries and wrongful death caused in high speed pursuit accidents. The original claim on these injuries must be filed within 180 days of the accident (6 months). If the agency refuses to pay (which they often initially do), you must file a civil suit and take them to Court. This is why it is important to work with an experienced trial attorney.
Many people are shocked to learn that many personal injury attorneys have little or no actual courtroom experience. Even prominent attorneys who advertise on the radio or TV may have never actually taken a case through trial to a verdict.
LA Sheriff auto accident cases and Public Entity injury and wrongful death actions require genuine legal skill. We invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact us or call to speak with me personally for a free, private and confidential consultation at (949)305-1400.