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By John Kristensen of Kristensen, LLP posted in Car Accident on Friday, February 2, 2018.
Car Accident Involving Officer Leads to a Chase and Various Injuries

It may sound like something straight out of a Hollywood blockbuster, but the events of January 25 were all too real for the California Highway Patrol officer whose vehicle was rammed by a suspect. When the California Highway Patrol officer attempted to stop a stolen vehicle at around 1.30am in the Dana Strand parking lot, the driver rammed the patrol car, rendering it useless. While car accidents in Los Angeles don’t tend to be quite so dramatic, it’s not unusual for crashes and collisions to happen. However, disabling a patrol car by ramming it, then driving away, isn’t typical. Nor are the events which unfolded once the driver of the stolen vehicle fled the scene.

Police Chase near Pacific Coast Highway

Of course, when a driver, stolen vehicle or not, rams a police car, they don’t get to just drive away and get on with their daily business. Although the patrol vehicle was out of service after the collision, the officer fired some shots at the departing perpetrator, but did not manage to stop him escaping. This lead to a large-scale chase involving multiple California Highway Patrol vehicles, police helicopters and K-9 units, who eventually located the man after around three hours. The suspect was located in a restroom at the Monarch Beach Resort, after abandoning the vehicle a mile or so away from the scene of the crime. Both the California Highway Patrol officer involved in the collision and the suspect, who sustained a gunshot injury, were brought to hospital for medical treatment.

What to Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident

If you’ve spent any time at all on Los Angeles roads, you’ll know how risky they can be to drive on. The sheer volume of vehicles using the road network means there are a lot of car accidents, some far more severe than others. Of course, if you’re involved in a collision, even a seemingly minor one can be a very upsetting and confusing experience.

A Los Angeles attorney with extensive experience of successfully working on car accident cases is your best chance of getting the compensation you deserve when you’ve been injured in a crash. The initial pain you’re in may be the least of your worries. What would you, and your family do, if you were unable to work, or lost some mobility, on a long-term or permanent basis? It’s a terrifying thought and, unfortunately, one that becomes a reality for too many Los Angeles residents.

Did you know that almost 10% of all US car accidents happen in Los Angeles and across California?

Do I Need a Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney?

If you want to maximize your chances of getting the best possible outcome from your claim, and the financial compensation you and your loved ones deserve, then, yes, you need a Los Angeles car accident attorney. Not just any Los Angeles car accident attorney – you need the best.

When you work with an attorney from Law Offices of Kristensen LLP, you can rest assured that a highly skilled lawyer will collect all the evidence relevant to your case, police reports, medical reports and everything else we need to present the strongest case possible.

To schedule a consultation, and discuss the best options for your car accident case, call us today on 310-984-1297.