Many of us use our roads on a daily basis. Whether it’s to get to work, pick up the kids on the school run or nip to the shops, it’s something which we all take for granted. This means that the chances of being involved in a road traffic accident arise. Many accidents are minor shunts, but some are more serious. And if you are involved in a serious accident, you may well be interviewed by the police. But what if reckless police driving is actually to blame for the accident?
Incidents of this nature are thankfully rare. But they do happen. Police drivers are allowed to legally speed and pass through red lights when they are answering a 999 call. However, they must take care not to endanger the safety of other road users, including other drivers and pedestrians trying to cross the road. Should an incident occur, the police driver may have to justify their decisions and actions. While officers drive carefully and diligently in the vast majority of cases, sadly, this doesn’t always happen.
How could I be affected by reckless police driving?
As anyone who has ever been involved in a road accident will know, it can be a traumatic, even life-changing, experience. The level of injury can vary. If you are driving a vehicle involved in a collision with another car you may escape with relatively minor injuries, or suffer more severe injuries, particularly if one or both of the vehicles is travelling at high speed. If you are a pedestrian you are even more vulnerable and serious injuries may be more likely. In all such cases, if negligence is found to be the cause, compensation is possible.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide no-obligation advice
If you’ve been injured by reckless police driving in the last three years, you need to contact accident compensation specialists Accident Advice Helpline now. We are committed to helping you and work on a no win, no fee* basis, helping you through every step of the process. Just call our 24/7 enquiry helpline for free to find out more. And try out the 30-second claim calculator on our website to find out how much you might typically receive if you are successful. You have nothing to lose and might stand to gain, so give us a call now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: January 28, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Road Traffic Accident Claims