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Car accident with a police vehicle

Posted by Siamak Vaziri | Apr 09, 2022 | 0 Comments


Getting into a car accident is an experience we all want to avoid. But having an accident like this with a police car can be even more stressful. So what can we do in these cases?

Well, first of all – and as with any other traffic accident – ​​the first thing is to check that you and your passengers are okay and call the emergency services, especially if someone is visibly injured. The police officer on the other vehicle will likely also check to make sure you are well.

There are different reasons why such an accident can occur. We know that the police often have to deal with various emergencies in which human lives may be at risk. In this type of situation, it is common for police personnel to break traffic laws, drive beyond speed limits, and pass other cars to attend to an emergency. Generally, a policeman does not break the traffic laws without having a valid reason, and in these cases, it is crucial that his turret lights and sirens are on. On the other hand, if a police officer were driving recklessly, without an emergency to justify it, they could be held liable for damages caused.

In any case, it must be considered that the government owns police cars and, therefore, they are insured by them. Thus, after colliding with a police car, you must call your insurance company so they can handle the process with the police department.

This process can be complicated, like anything with the government, and getting compensation can take time. For this reason, it is recommended that you hire a lawyer who can advise you throughout the process, knows well how the laws work in these circumstances, and keeps you informed of every progress.

On the other hand, if you were the person responsible for the crash, the process is very similar to if you had crashed with any other car. The insurers will investigate which actions were negligent, if any injuries result from the accident, and then they will start the process for a claim.

The important thing is always to be alert when driving, especially if you hear an emergency vehicle near you.

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Siamak Vaziri

Attorney Siamak Vaziri’s mission is to help make his clients whole by obtaining maximum physical, emotional, and financial recovery. Mr. Vaziri’s clients' needs come first, evidenced by his 98% success rate, more than $1 Billion in client settlements and verdicts, as well as 100+ 5-star reviews. Mr. Vaziri invests every resource to nurture his client and partner relationships and does so with integrity and a relentless work ethic.


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