Personal Injury Attorney Mike Bottaro Settles Rhode Island Car Accident Involving Police Vehicle

August 24th, 2021

What happens if you are injured by a police officer in a car accident?  Listen, I am a big supporter and friend of many police departments and officers.  But like all of us, police officers may operate their vehicles in a negligent manner that can cause personal injuries.  In today’s blog, I will review our firm’s experience in recovering compensation for those injured in a police car accident.

Can I File A Car Accident Case Against A Police Officer Or Police Department?

Yes.  At Bottaro Law, we have combined decades of personal injury law experience standing up for those injured in car accidents.

If a police cruiser causes injuries, then legal claims may be made on the injured person’s behalf.

In a recent case, I represented two Rhode Island women in just such a situation.  A young local police officer pulled out from the side of the road and his vehicle collided with our client’s vehicle. Both of our clients found themselves in immediate pain, suffering fractures, and requiring surgeries, and additional treatment.

If you are injured by a police officer in a car accident, you need to consult a personal injury lawyer right away!  At Bottaro Law, my team offers 24/7 free, confidential consultations by texting or calling 401-777-7777 or completing our web form or chat.

When dealing with a car accident involving officials such as the police, it is important to contact me right away, for several reasons that we will discuss when you contact me,

We know what to do, and what not to do.

In filing a claim, for example, there are likely special forms and written notice that may need to be made very soon after an injury – or you risk losing out on your claim altogether or otherwise limiting yourself.

In our recent victory, these women contacted me almost immediately after the crash so that I could get to work explaining their rights and properly place the municipal entity on written notice.

What Kind Of Lawyer Do I Need To File A Claim Involving Police Car Accident Negligence?

Again, I write today’s blog having the utmost respect for our police officers and all first responders.  But the truth of the matter is, if you believe you have such a case, the deck is stacked against you.  Our officers will get the benefit of the doubt and will have the best legal representation on their side.

In the case I recently settled, it was a long hard fight.  You need a personal injury law firm with a local reputation here in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts to fight hard for their clients.

After investigating the case and providing the proper notices and paper works, etc., I knew that settlement out of court would initially be impossible.  Even though we put together a strong case, the police and their powerful legal representation were not going to settle easily.

And so, we filed suit, worked hard to provide our case through civil discovery, hiring experts, and taking depositions.

Ultimately, with the pandemic challenges and as we were brought close to the trial, we were able to secure significant settlements for our clients.  It took persistence and hard work. I was glad to help these women and pray that perhaps, through our efforts, we may prevent future loss.

It’s Good to Know Mike Bottaro – 24/7 Top Rated Car Accident Legal Help

At the Bottaro Law Firm, we handle all types of personal injury cases every day.  Honesty. Integrity. Results.  Our experienced legal team is here to fight for your rights. Contact us in any method you prefer 24/7 for a fast, free, and confidential consultation about your case. Text or call: 401-777-7777 or fill out our free and confidential online form.