Personal Injury Cases in the News
The Houston Chronicle recently reported on February 7, 2013 that the families of two teens have filed suit against the local police department for reckless endangerment, specifically, one teenager died and the other was seriously burned and injured by a speeding police car in pursuit of another vehicle.
In Michigan, a policeman in lawsuit proof — immune — from liability generally pursuant to MCL 691.1401 the governmental liability act. This is so, as long as, the actions are not “grossly negligent.” Gross negligence is defined in the statute as “conduct so reckless as to demonstrate a substantial lack of concern for whether an injury results.” MCL 691.1407(7). This proof requires an “almost willful disregard of precautions or measures to attend to safety and a singular disregard for substantial rules.” Tarlea v. Crabtree, 263 Mich App 80, 90 (2004).
If you or a loved one are injured by a police officer, firefighter, or other emergency vehicle operator, call Guy Vining.
[Guy Vining, a personal injury attorney, in metro-Detroit, maintains his office in Taylor, Michigan, where he serves the downriver communities of Monroe, South Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown Township, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Southgate, Riverview, Allen Park, Lincoln Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Westland, Wayne, and Ecorse. If you or a family member of friend would like a no-obligation no cost consultation/financial analysis, just call or E-mail Guy Vining of Vining Law Group, P.L.C to schedule a meeting.]