Police officers face multiple dangers on a daily basis. They get injured taking police action, while on routine duty or while performing administrative duties. Mitchell Schroeder is a retired police officer who suffered a traumatic line-of-duty injury, and he personally understands the challenges faced by injured police officers. A police officer injury lawyer from Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. will fight to make sure that you receive the medical treatment and compensation that you deserve. Contact our police officer injury lawyers today so we can get started working on your case.
The New York legislators have created many protections for injured police officers including, but not limited to, tax benefits and disability pensions.
General Municipal Law §205-e gives police officers the right to sue the parties responsible for their injuries. More specifically, this New York statute allows police officers to sue anyone whose violation of an established body of law directly or indirectly caused his/her injuries. This statute allows police officers to sue their employers as well as other responsible parties. If you’ve been injured as a police officer while on the job, our seasoned team of New York injury lawyers is here to represent you.
There are various accidents and injuries that can occur on the job. After all, police officers put their lives on the line every single day. Just some of the most common causes of police officers’ right to sue are as follows:
We proudly represent all police officers employed with the NYPD, as well as any police department in the following counties, among others:
Generally speaking, as an injured law enforcement officer, you will have to file a Notice of Claim with your police department within 90 days of your injury. This is a document that notifies them of your intention to sue and provides some details about your claim. From there, you have one year and 90 days from the date of your injury to file your lawsuit in state court. This applies to claims based on state law, such as negligence, assault, battery, false arrest, and more.
The bottom line is that many attorneys are not familiar with the intricacies of police officers’ right to sue for their injuries, but we are. Please keep in mind that your case has to be filed within the statutory deadline. It is imperative that you contact an attorney ASAP. Contact The attorneys at Mitchell J. Schroeder, P.C. for a free consultation today.