People whose jobs often put them behind the wheels of vehicles tend to run a higher risk of being involved in auto accidents. The fact is that a person in this kind of position is more likely to encounter a negligent driver than a person whose job doesn't involve driving, although all motorists face risks on the road. What is common to all drivers is the right to pursue compensation after being injured because of another party's negligence.
An investigation will have to determine if this was the case in a recent crash involving a 22-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol. On Feb. 21, the state trooper received a call for assistance in pursuing a stolen car. When attempting to make a U-turn, he was hit in the driver side by a Jeep driven by a 22-year-old man. A news report states that the officer had his emergency lights activated at the time of the accident.
The trooper was transported by air to a medical facility. The driver of the Jeep and his passenger both declined medical attention. An accident investigation is currently being conducted.
Liability in car accidents is not always easy to prove, but people who have suffered injuries through no fault of their own should be aware of their right to pursue compensation for damages. These damages can include pain and suffering, lost income, medical expenses and more.
Serious car accidents require a serious lawyer. If you or a family member has suffered a serious car injury contact Peach & Weathers today. Let us put more than 25 years of experience to work for you.