On Sunday, October 25th, a Los Angeles County sheriff deputy was involved in a traffic incident at Westmont. The deputy, who was a female, was dragged by a female suspect’s vehicle who was trying to flee after her vehicle was stopped for violating a traffic regulation. The incident happened around 2:00 a.m., near Vermont Avenue and 89th Street. A police pursuit commenced shortly afterwards, and the suspect was apprehended. The deputy suffered from some minor to moderate injuries and received treatment at the hospital. Details regarding the circumstances of the incident were not disclosed by the authorities.
Can Law Enforcement Officials Pursue Personal Injury Claims?
Yes, they can. Although any personal injury or damage sustained during the job by a law enforcement officer will be covered by the state, local, or federal government, they can still pursue a personal injury claim as a civilian. If a law enforcement officer believes that the injuries they sustain from an incident were caused by a person’s willful act to harm, then they can pursue a claim against the individual at-fault. If you need an attorney’s perspective on whether you should choose to pursue this line of action, call us at (310) 888-0024 to get a free consultation today.