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Personal Injury and Collisions with Emergency Vehicles

The Law Office of Joel M. Bacher Feb. 1, 2016

Collisions with Emergency Vehicles happen everyday, unfortunately. They are far too common and avoidable. An emergency vehicle with lights flashing rips through an intersection under duress in an effort to reach a destination fast. Sometimes it’s a matter of life and death. Sometimes it’s not. In a recent case, Joel Bacher was asked to take on the Bayonne police department and one of their emergency vehicles. The reason for a speeding emergency vehicle — in this case a police car roaring though an intersection — was not as clear, given the officer did not employ his overhead lights or his siren as he sped through. A crash occurred, and Mr. Bacher’ s client suffered injuries, and was awarded $175,000 in a settlement to offset the personal injury that emerged as a result of the accident.

Joel M. Bacher has been a resident of Wayne, NJ almost forty years and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. He is admitted to practice law in the States of New Jersey and New York. A solo practitioner, Mr. Bacher specializes in the litigation of plaintiff personal injury, employment discrimination cases, malpractice, and as a defense attorney in criminal cases including those of white collar crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, and violent crimes in both State and Federal Courts in New Jersey and New York.