Intersection Collision With Police Vehicle Allegedly On Emergency Call. Traumatic Brain Injury. Governmental Immunity Asserted By Defendant.


Settlement Amount: $950,000.00
Settlement Date: 02/2007
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind

Description of Case: 18-year-old involved in a violent intersection collision involving a police cruiser allegedly pursuing a traffic offender. Police officer claimed to have lights and siren on at the time he entered intersection. Preemption devise did not activate. Plaintiff did not hear or see officer and collided as he entered intersection. Dispute as to lights and siren status a major factor. Dispute as to whether officer’s conduct was willful, wanton or reckless and whether his conduct was immune from civil liability. Litigation resolved prior to trial at mediation conference.

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