An Aliso Viejo traffic accident between a patrol car and a civilian vehicle sent three to the hospital, including an Orange County sheriff's deputy and a ten-year-old boy. The woman driving the civilian vehicle noted shoulder pain as a result of the crash.
The crash happened before 7 a.m. at the intersection of Aliso Creek Road and Windsong. The officer did not have lights or sirens on at the time of the incident, and California Highway Patrol is investigating what may have caused the crash.
Car Accidents Involving Police Vehicles
Just because a person has gotten into an accident with a police officer does not mean that the person does not have any rights, especially if the accident has resulted in a personal injury.
Government employees are protected by immunity that prevents them from being liable for their actions, so long as they were acting in an official capacity. Many of these vehicles are allowed to disobey traffic laws in the event of an emergency. However, if an accident with a government employee occurs when they are not responding to an emergency, those injured may seek compensation for their injuries.
If you have been injured in a car accident involving a police vehicle, contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. Suing the government for compensation can be difficult, and having an attorney walk you through the process will allow you to best recover from your injury.
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