La Puente, CA (June 14, 2023) — Two California Highway Patrol vehicles collided with a civilian vehicle while pursuing a speeding motorcycle on Saturday. The chase started on the westbound side of the 10 Freeway at approximately 4:40 PM. However, the collision happened about 12 minutes later at the intersection of Hacienda Boulevard and Ector Street. According to investigators, the crash involved two CHP patrol cars and a civilian vehicle, which collided with a fire hydrant. The CHP vehicles also crashed into the concrete fence of a private home.
Officials say that the civilian driver sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. In addition, the motorcyclist police pursued was apprehended on foot near the accident site. The motorcycle, registered out-of-state, was determined not to be stolen.
Peerali Law Wishes a Good Recovery for the Victim
At Peerali Law, we extend our sincere wishes for a swift recovery to the victim of this car crash involving patrol cars. It is a relief to know that the injuries sustained were not life threatening. We hope that they receive the best medical care and support during their healing process. In addition, we hope that the California Highway Patrol releases further information regarding the accident, as it is vital to determine the cause and prevent similar incidents in the future.
Typical Damages Available in a Police Car Crash
When filing a personal injury claim as a car accident victim, there are typically two types of damages that may be pursued: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to the actual financial losses incurred as a result of the accident. These can include:
- Medical expenses,
- Property damage,
- Lost wages or income,
- Rehabilitation costs, and
- Other quantifiable monetary losses.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are intended to compensate for non-financial losses that are more subjective in nature. These may include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. Unlike economic damages, which have a direct monetary value, non-economic damages are more challenging to quantify. This is why it’s important to consult with an experienced attorney who can help assess your unique situation.
Injured in a Car Crash Involving Patrol Cars? Our Los Angeles Attorneys Are Here to Help
Unlike standard personal injury claims, cases involving government vehicles or employees are a little more complex. They often come with their own unique statute of limitations and filing requirements. For this reason, the attorneys at Peerali Law encourage you to reach out if you happen to have an accident with a patrol car.
Our firm not only has extensive experience handling car accidents like this, but we also treat every client like family. That means being available to answer questions 24/7 and ensuring that you speak with your attorney every step of the way. Our case results show our dedication to helping clients heal from traumatic events like this. To schedule a free consultation, please give us a call at 818-862-4435.