In Need of a Police Chase Accident, Injury, and Fatality Lawyer in South Carolina?
At the David W. Martin Law Group, our dedicated personal injury attorneys in South Carolina know law enforcement throughout the state works tirelessly to help keep our communities safe. Despite their hard work, Newsweek reports hundreds of people are killed each year in police pursuits, many of them bystanders.
Unfortunately, most police chases occur at high speeds that lead to the drivers engaging in dangerous maneuvers, placing everyone in the chase’s path in significant danger. Of the hundreds of police chases that occur each year, many result in either the fleeing suspect’s vehicle, the police vehicle that is in pursuit, or both, hitting another, non-involved person, or vehicle.
When police engage in a dangerous pursuit of a suspect, the risk often outweighs the result. Police chases can lead to catastrophic accidents that can significantly injure or even kill innocent bystanders, including other motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a vehicle collision that resulted from a police officer responding to a call, or one who was involved in a chase involving a fleeing suspect, our team of South Carolina personal injury lawyers want to your hear your story, so we can provide the legal support you need to pursue a claim against the suspect, the city, or county law enforcement officials, another government entity, or third party for your full financial recovery.
Who is Liable for Police Chase Car Accidents in South Carolina?
The dangers high-speed police responses and chases present to bystanders are well-documented throughout the country, including those that occur in South Carolina.
More than one-third of chase-related fatalities are the people located outside of the fleeing vehicles. When innocent bystanders are injured or killed during police pursuits, someone must be held liable.
Nearly every state, city, and local jurisdiction — including those in South Carolina — have placed restrictions on police pursuits. Despite these restrictions, high-speed chases continue to regularly occur, and innocent bystanders continue to become seriously injured and lose their lives because of them.
When they do, our skilled police chase accident, injury, and fatality attorneys in South Carolina will investigate your crash’s circumstances, and outline who is liable for your financial recovery.
That may include the:
- Fleeing suspect.
- Law enforcement.
- City or county officials.
- Government entity involved in the chase.
- Another third-party.
Contact our dedicated police chase accident and injury attorneys in South Carolina today to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the liable party — or combination of parties — for your full financial recovery.
Our Fort Mill, Greenville & Rock Hill, SC Personal Injury Law Firm at the David W. Martin Law Group Provide the Following Practice Area:
- Auto Accident
- Bicycle Accident
- Boat Accident
- Dog Bite
- Pedestrian Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
- Truck Accident
- Wrongful Death
- Slip & Fall
- Workers’ Compensation
- Medical Malpractice
- Sexual Abuse
- Nursing Home Negligence
What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue After Being Injured in a South Carolina Police Chase Accident as a Bystander?
The financial compensation options that are available to police chase accident and injury victims are unique to each case.
They may include, but are not limited to:
- Current and future medical bills.
- Current lost wages and diminished future earning capacity.
- Prescription and medical device purchases and other out-of-pocket expenses.
- Rehabilitation and therapy costs.
- Short- or long-term disability.
- Temporary or permanent disability.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one during a police crash in South Carolina, you may be eligible for financial recovery through a wrongful death claim.
Our South Carolina personal injury attorneys will outline your eligibility, beginning with your relationship to the deceased, which requires that you are either the surviving spouse or child(ren), the parents, when no spouse or children exist, or another heir of the deceased, when the previous categories are not applicable.
Contact the David W. Martin Law Group to Schedule a Free Consultation with Police Chase Accident, Injury, and Fatality Attorneys in South Carolina Today
If you are hurt in a police chase in South Carolina, you should seek medical care right away and be sure to follow all your physician’s directions for your current and follow-up care.
Next, contact our experienced police chase accident attorneys in South Carolina today to ensure your rights are protected before you speak with anyone from the police department, or another city or county official that contacts you.
We are available to discuss your unique legal representation needs during a free consultation today by calling (803) 548-2468 or you or a loved one may contact us online and one of our experienced South Carolina personal injury lawyers will contact you directly.