OFFICER RECEIVES A $750,000 SETTLEMENT FROM A CIVILIAN MOTORIST AFTER SUSTAINING INJURIES IN AN INTERSECTION ACCIDENT WHILE GOING ON AN EMERGENCY RUN
A Detective assigned to Bronx Narcotics sustained a serious injury to his right foot when his vehicle collided with a civilian vehicle during a 10-10 emergency run. The Officer injured his Achilles tendon which required three surgeries to repair. The Detective hired DCD to sue the civilian operator pursuant to GML§ 205-e and UTL§ 1144a claiming the civilian vehicle failed to yield to an emergency vehicle causing a collision with the RMP. The Detective, after a protracted battle with the Medical Board was awarded a ¾ line-of-duty disability. DCD on behalf of the Detective settled the matter for $750,000.00.