Question: I was a passenger of a friend whom was the driver of a stolen car, in a high-speed chase. I did not get charged with grand theft
I was a passenger of a friend whom was the driver of a stolen car, in a high-speed chase. I did not get charged with grand theft of an automobile, nor joy riding or anything in that nature, the driver told the cops I had nothing to with the stolen car- which is true. However, I got charged with a dime of dope and got prop 36.
Now my questions are the following:
WHO CAN I SUE DUE TO MY INJURY, 2 BROKEN RIBS, COLLAPSED LUNG, and couldn’t walk for like 2 weeks. I haven’t worked since and I have back dated medical records not including the hospitalization records. it happened dec 21, 2011 almost 2 years ago.. I waited so long because peole told me I had no case because the car is stolen and I don’t know if the driver was insured. Can I sue LAPD? I have prior felonys I don’t knoiw if that matters. I have a very large medical bill and I feel like I want to pursue a claim.
Answer: If the injuries were a result of an auto accident in the high speed chase, unfortunately you have no one to sue.
A lawsuit against the driver must be filed 2 years after the date of the accident. It has been almost three years.
A claim against the LAPD must have been made 6 months after the date of accident.
Thus, unless you have a good reason why the statutes should be tolled, you most likely cannot sue anyone.