What are my rights if I was hit by a police car while resisting arrest.but the police left me on the ground and chased after the other person that was with me?

Do I have a lawsuit?

Asked on February 4, 2013 under Accident Law, Indiana


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Probably not. You were resisting arrest. If this was regarding a violent crime especially, the police were obligated to get the other suspect. If the police left you on the ground cuffed, then you will have to prove some sort of negligence and that you were not negligent or were innocent beyond a certain percentage (i.e., you were resisting arrest so I am not sure if the court will entertain the suit in the first place). 

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