A driver who clipped a Denver police officer and caused him a serious leg injury has been officially cited with careless driving and may face a civil car accident lawsuit in addition to the criminal charges associated with his traffic offense. According to the police report, the officer had been on the shoulder of the I-70 responding to an accident call in the early morning hours of Saturday. The driver, whose speed has not been reported at this time, then came up from behind and hit the police officer, who was taken to the hospital and subsequently released.
Although alcohol and drug intoxication was not suspected of the driver who hit the cop, this driver was cited for careless driving and could be held liable for the following if they injured Denver police officer decides to filed a car accident lawsuit to seek compensation:
- The emergency medical bills and ongoing treatment costs
- Lost wages if the injury prevents the officer from working for any period of time
- Property damage, if any of the officer’s personal property was damaged as a result of the accident
- Mental anguish associated with the injury and accident
- Any other costs associated with the officer’s injuries or the accident itself
If you have been injured in or have lost a loved one in a car accident, motorcycle accident or in any type of traffic accident, you are encouraged to consult with the motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC.
Our trusted Denver personal injury and car accident attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling car accident cases, wrongful death suits and other types of personal injury lawsuits, and we are experienced at helping victims and their families secure the maximum possible settlement for their losses. We encourage those who think they may have a claim to meet with us for a free initial consult to learn more about their legal rights and to receive a thorough evaluation of their case. Call us at (303) 932-8666 to get your case started at no upfront cost.