Who pays for your vehicle damages or personal injuries when a police vehicle is responsible for an accident?
In Miami, the car accident lawyers at the Perazzo Law Firm inform that cop cars do not carry insurance. With this said, it’s easy to imagine the legal woes involved in recovering for damages and losses when a police vehicle is found at fault for an accident. This is why, Jonathan Perazzo, personal injury attorney and founder at the Perazzo Law Firm, highly recommends that motor vehicle owners opt for purchasing Underinsured motorist insurance coverage to protect against not being able to cover medical expenses after an accident involving the police.
Police vehicles are very often involved in situations that require high speeds and aggressive maneuvers. Many times, police officers will drive their vehicles at high speeds, especially when involved in high speed chases. Such event was recently captured on video along when law enforcement agency vehicles were in hot pursuit on the Palmetto. Over a dozen police vehicles chased one single car, placing other drivers in danger. There were no accidents reported, but the risks involved were great. See video footage here.