Has a police officer caused a Middlesborough accident?
When responding to an emergency call, it is possible that a police officer may inadvertently put someone else in anger or at risk of a Middlesborough accident. One of the most common examples of this is when a police vehicle is rushing to the scene of an incident. Although police drivers are permitted to drive at high speeds, they must also follow guidelines to ensure that members of the public aren’t put in any unnecessary danger.
If you collide with an emergency vehicle, you could suffer very serious injuries, particularly if the vehicle was travelling at high speeds. If you believe that you weren’t at fault, there is a chance that you could obtain compensation for the Middlesborough accident.
However, it isn’t just on the roads that a police officer could potentially cause a Middlesborough accident. If they are chasing someone on foot, they may be running through busy areas, such as shopping centres or high streets. When the apprehend someone, this can often be a violent or threatening altercation. If you were unable to get out of the way quickly enough, you could find yourself knocked to the ground or suffering a Middlesborough accident.
Although you may be pushed out of the way by the police officer in order to protect you from a more immediate threat, you could also suffer an injury if a procedure is carried out in an inappropriate area. For example, when the police are carrying out a planned arrest, they will often wait until the suspect is in a more isolated area, rather than putting people at risk by carrying out the procedure in a busy or heavily populated area.
If you’ve been injured by a police offer and it wasn’t your fault, it is possible that you could make a compensation claim against them. Rather than making a claim against the officer directly, it is likely that you would need to make a claim against the relevant police force. Whilst this may seem daunting, we can be on hand to help you through every step of the claims procedure.Open Claim Calculator
If you’re concerned that making a claim against the police for a Middlesborough accident will be expensive, you needn’t be. At Accident Advice Helpline we understand that many claimants worry about the potential cost of making a claim which is why we work on a no win no fee* basis. This means that when you make a claim with us, you won’t be required to pay any upfront fees or charges at all.
If you’re keen to make a claim as soon as possible or you’ve got questions about the claims process, why not contact a member of our team? Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help you to obtain compensation for your injuries.