The trial of a Florida police deputy is scheduled to begin after the deputy allegedly caused a severe Florida car accident when he crashed into the rear of a tiny Smart car at over 100 m.p.h.
The Palm Beach accident happened in the spring of 2016 when the deputy was allegedly pursuing another driver suspected of a felony when the devastating collision occurred. Officials investigating the incident have stated that the deputy in question was instructed at least three times by superiors not to engage or follow the suspect’s vehicle.
Ignoring these instructions, the deputy dangerously continued swerving through lanes and intersections without his lights and sirens in use, before violently running into the rear-end of the much smaller Smart car. The Florida driver of the Smart car had his spleen removed, suffered a fractured skull, broken bones and significant brain trauma as a result of being struck by the Florida deputy. Investigators also stated that this deputy was allegedly involved in at least six other Florida crashes while in his patrol car.
Lawsuits involving Florida public entities and their employees such as police departments can be extremely difficult to pursue, as such claims are wrought with legal obstacles that protect the public entities, and more disturbingly, effectively limits the amount a Florida injury victim can recover (Florida’s Sovereign Immunity Statute – F.S. 768.28), no matter how devastating the injuries may be; without seeking and obtaining a legislative claims bill in the victims name after an excess judgment is upheld!
If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of another’s negligence, whether it involves a Florida governmental agency or otherwise, it is imperative that you contact a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced Fort Lauderdale injury attorney, to make sure that your rights are adequately protected.
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