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Police chase ends with auto accidents outside of Boston

When an individual is injured as a result of a car crash in Massachusetts, he or she has a number of choices in terms of achieving justice in the matter. In some cases, criminal charges will result, and justice may come in the form of punitive measures following a conviction. In other cases, the results of a criminal trial are not sufficient to offset the pain and suffering that the car accident brought on, and victims seek out justice in a civil proceeding against the responsible party.

In order to win a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must demonstrate to the court that negligence on the part of the defendant was a factor in the crash. In some cases, this is easier to prove than in others, as demonstrated in a recent car crash near Boston. The incident took place on a recent Wednesday afternoon, as police pursued a drug suspect in Lynn.

The suspect attempted to flee from police after being pulled over. While trying to drive away, he allegedly knocked a state trooper off of his feet. As officers pursued his vehicle, the suspect struck two police cruisers as well as two civilian vehicles. When a woman stopped to render aid to the crash victims, the suspect stole her vehicle. He soon abandoned that car and was arrested by police after a foot chase.

In this case, negligence is a central issue in the actions of this driver. Those injured in either car accident would likely have sufficient grounds to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who struck them. A successful Massachusetts suit could assist victims in covering the costs of their medical treatment, property damage and time away from work.

Source: WWLP.com, "Mass. police capture drug suspect after crashes," Dec. 21, 2012

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