The law states that if someone causes you damage and harm when they should have been ensuring your safety you can sue them for negligence. This is the kind of claim most commonly made when you yourself are injured, or you car is damaged, as the result of a road accident.
As far as the police are concerned, you are allowed to sue them if they are negligent when carrying out their work that is supposed to protect citizens. One of main claims for negligence against the police is if you are hit by their car. This sounds simple enough but is anything but, and your first job needs to be finding yourself a solicitor who specialises in bringing legal actions against the police.
Nobody can deny that the police have a tough job and that, for the most part anyway, they carry out their expected duties to a high standard. They aren’t perfect however, and there are times where police officers fail to carry out their every day duties in a way that can be called responsible and lawful.
Many police negligence victims don’t know who to turn to for help, and believe that nobody will believe them when it is their word against the power of the police force. There are, however, numerous times every year when somebody is wrongfully arrested, or suffers from a form of mistreatment at the hands of the police. If this is you and you truly feel that you are a victim of police negligence then finding the right solicitor is vital to securing you the compensation you are entitled to.
This solicitor will give you both the advice and support needed to proceed with a claim for police negligence. They will be experts who have the experience and knowledge of making claims against the police and will know from the off which actions to take to reap the best results. They will fight for you and give tell you everything you need to know, and what they need from you to give you the best chance of a successful claim. Unless you are loaded, hiring a solicitor on a no win no fee basis is essential as these claims can go on for years, and many have been forced to give up in the past due to running out of funds.