Del Paso Heights Office Needs to Chill

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Del Paso Heights Office Needs to Chill

I’m Ed Smith, a Del Paso Heights Personal Injury Lawyer. Without a doubt, there are some bad people out there who intend to do harm to others. These individuals need to be sought out and found by local authorities so that they can be prosecuted and brought to justice; however, jaywalking hardly fits this bill. With this in mind, why would the local authorities feel it appropriate to throw one of them to the ground?

An Overreach By The Local Authorities

A young man was walking down a sidewalk and decided that he needed to cross the street to get where he needed to go. Not finding a crosswalk nearby, he decided to cross the road in the middle after looking both ways to see that no car was coming. Upon successfully reaching the other side without impeding traffic, a local police officer yelled at him to stop. Perhaps the man did not hear the officer. Perhaps the man ignored the officer. Regardless, what happened next was an overreach. The police officer ran down the young man and decided it was appropriate to throw him to the ground.

Traumatic Injuries Could Have Occurred

While jaywalking itself presents the opportunity for numerous pedestrian injuries, particularly if an auto accident results, there are also traumatic injuries that can result when a police officer throws someone to the ground. For example, many people land on their chest so that the police can handcuff the individual behind their back. This means that someone could sustain serious chest trauma, including bone fractures, if they are thrown to the ground. These represent serious injuries that could place someone in the hospital for an extended period of time.

Seeking Justice for Overreach By the Local Authorities

People who have been wrongfully targeted and arrested by the police should consider speaking with an experienced attorney regarding their mishap, particularly if they have sustained catastrophic personal injuries as a result. While the police department has promised a full investigation into the matter, along with the discipline for the offending officer if deemed necessary, this would do little for an individual who has been placed in a hospital as a result of their injuries. Furthermore, these medical bills could be expensive, particularly if surgery is required. For this reason, anyone who feels that they have been wronged by the police should contact a caring, compassionate attorney so that an independent investigation can be conducted.

Contact an Experienced Del Paso Heights Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Del Paso Heights Personal Injury Lawyer. Those who have been targeted by police overreach should think about calling me for free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400 or by using my toll-free number at (800) 404-5400.

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