If you have been hit by a Milwaukee Police Car, or any other city’s police car, you may have suffered damages. While government entities are protected from lawsuits because the doctrine of sovereign immunity, there are some additional laws enacted and waivers in place that allow legal action against a government entity, such as a city, under certain circumstances. You will need to gather supporting documentation and make sure you follow proper protocol to get your claim underway.
How To File a Claim For an Accident With a City’s Police Car
If you have been hit by a Milwaukee Police Car, or any other city’s police car, you need to make sure you follow proper protocol. There are specific procedures that must be followed when you pursue a claim against a government entity, such as a city.
To file a claim against the City of Milwaukee, you will need to comply with the guidelines set forth in Section 893.80 of the Wisconsin Statute. You will need to serve a document detailing the circumstances surrounding your claim. This document must be signed by the claimant and his or her lawyer. It must be filed within 120 days of the accident.
Filing the claim with the city does not automatically guarantee you will be reimbursed for your damages. Like any personal injury claim, you will need to prove that the city is liable, and that the Milwaukee police car hit you because of negligence on part of the driver of the vehicle. If you cannot reach an agreement with the city, you may then be allowed to file a lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer will be familiar with the applicable laws and will be able to properly file legal action against a city.
How To Prove a City’s Police Car Was At Fault
To have a successful personal injury claim, you must show fault or liability. When you can prove that all four elements of negligence apply to the situation, you are much more likely to have a successful claim.
The first element is showing that the office owed you a duty or a responsibility to drive safely, which is a given. The second element is to show that duty was breached. As an example, he or she took off fast without warning failing to turn on the lights or siren. Third, you must show that breach of duty caused the accident. Then lastly, you must show the damages you are claiming are a direct result of the accident with the police car.
Get Help When Filing a Claim Against a City
When you are filing a claim against Milwaukee, or any other city, you may need to enlist the help of a personal injury attorney. A lawyer is familiar with the state and local laws that apply to the claims process and will ensure your documentation is filled out properly and filed in a timely manner. Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so complete the Free Case Evaluation Form to get your claim on track today.
*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against the city of Milwaukee, or the state
government of Wisconsin, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.