Man awarded $650,000.00 in car crash with police

A man collided with a police officer’s patrol car on an icy morning has settled his lawsuit against the city for $650,000.The victim, 51, was driving in the neighborhood when a police officer lost control of his car and struck the victim’s pickup truck head-on. As a Maryland automobile accident lawyer we regularly represent victim’s who have been seriously injured in such cases.

The officer was driving at the posted speed limit in the northbound lanes of the South bridge when his vehicle slipped on a patch of ice, according to the police report on the accident. The officer was not heading to an emergency call, authorities said.

The victim suffered injuries to his chest, neck, back and abdomen in the collision, according to the lawsuit. He has since returned to work at a bottle-making factory but still has headaches and other ailments, said his lawyer. In his lawsuit against the city, the victim sought more than $1 million in damages. The suit was settled late last month.

Senior Assistant City Attorney said in a court filing that the “City concedes it is liable for any damages or injuries” that the victim sustained in the crash. Chief of the Civil Division at the City Attorney’s Office, said the settlement “avoids the risk of trial and fairly compensates the injured party.” The police spokesman said he couldn’t comment on whether the officer went through retraining as a result of the accident. He said the officer still works at the department.

The attorney said the victim worked “really hard” to recover from his injuries. “The money will go to pay for his past and future medical expenses, as well as his pain and suffering,” the lawyer said. “I’m hoping that the city addresses, through training and policies, any actions that are important for the public safety,” the attorney said. “My understanding is that in taking responsibility the city was looking into the actions of their officer in making sure this type of incident didn’t happen again.”

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Senior Assistant City Attorney said in a court filing that the “City concedes it is liable for any damages or injuries” that the victim sustained in the crash. Chief of the Civil Division at the City Attorney’s Office, said the settlement “avoids the risk of trial and fairly compensates the injured party.” The police spokesman said he couldn’t comment on whether the officer went through retraining as a result of the accident. He said the officer still works at the department.

The attorney said the victim worked “really hard” to recover from his injuries. “The money will go to pay for his past and future medical expenses, as well as his pain and suffering,” the lawyer said. “I’m hoping that the city addresses, through training and policies, any actions that are important for the public safety,” the attorney said. “My understanding is that in taking responsibility the city was looking into the actions of their officer in making sure this type of incident didn’t happen again.”

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