A Los Angeles freeway accident early this morning has caused serious injuries to a Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant. According to the LA Times, The police officer was helping a motorist who’s vehicle was non-operational on an off-ramp of the 110 freeway. Apparently, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo was speeding, hit a barrier and pinned the police officer into his vehicle.
The freeway crash in Los Angeles caused serious injuries to the officer, who has not yet been identified. The officer was taken to Los Angeles County USC Hospital. His injuries have been described as serious and authorities are investigating the exact cause of the Los Angeles accident.
Legally, in an incident such as this, the seriously injured officer may make a worker’s compensation claim as well as a Los Angeles personal injury claim. This is because he was injured on the job, but his injuries were caused by a third party. In such situations, any funds paid by worker’s compensation may be reimbursable from any funds recovered as part of any personal injury settlement or judgment.
While the officer is hospitalized, his family should contact both a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer and a worker’s compensation lawyer to make sure the claims are handled properly, both in regards to obtaining the best medical care possible, as well as a financial recovery for the medical bills, pain, suffering and loss of earnings the officer will certainly experience.
Our Los Angeles injury lawyers handle car accident injury claims all over Los Angeles and California. When a situation like this presents itself, we also coordinate our work with local worker’s compensation attorneys to make sure our clients are fully taken care of. We wish this injured officer a very speedy recovery from his car accident injuries.