Norristown, PA asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Maryland

Q: Who do I need to speak to about a terrible accident involving myself and a natural resource officer?

Officer was chasing someone who ran a red light. Did not have sirens on and I proceeded to cross an intersection as our light had been green for a few seconds, and was T-boned on my side, the drivers side. High speed was a factor in this accident. My sweet dog was killed in the backseat. My mom was in the passenger seat. I am not from Maryland, however, I have never heard of a Natural Resource Officer chasing someone at that high of speed to ticket them for a red light. This was very traumatic and things don't add up as to why this happened. The officer did not once help us get out of the car and help my suffering dog in the backseat. He never came up to talk to us and ask if we were okay. He kept his distance and left the scene after he was finished reporting his side of the story. As far as I know, he admitted fault, however, we were told the "state" is handling it from here. That is all I know so far.

2 Lawyer Answers

Eric Todd Kirk

Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Very sorry to hear that this has happened to you and your family. If you were injured in the accident you should indeed immediately consult with a Maryland personal injury attorney.

Uzoma Obi

Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Hyattsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You will definitely need to speak with an attorney. However, in the interim, you can obtain a copy of the police report which should be available by now and this will provide insight as to the assignment of fault. Based on your assertions, it appears you may have a case for personal injury, however, to be certain, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. They work on a contingent fee basis and usually offer free consultations for personal injury cases.

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