For more than two decades, the Law Offices of Frank J. Laine, P.C. has been fighting to protect the rights of injured police officers. With nearly fifty years of combined legal experience, the Law Offices of Frank J. Laine, P.C. have recovered millions of dollars for police officers injured in the line of duty.
Following his employment with the NYPD, Frank J. Laine, has successfully prosecuted personal injury claims involving virtually every type of injury that can befall a police officer. Frank J. Laine has successfully represented police officers injured in RMP and motorcycle accidents, officers injured in various commands as well as officers injured on private and city owned property. The firm has also successfully prosecuted, and recovered damages from, criminals who have assaulted police officers.
In 1989, New York State enacted General Municipal Law § 205-e which gave police officers the right to recover for injuries sustained in the line of duty from any person or entity whose statutory violation directly or indirectly caused their injury.
This statutory cause of action enables police officers to recover damages from the City of New York, as well as almost anyone else, who causes them to be injured through a violation of certain laws, statutes or regulations.
Can you sue the City of New York or a fellow police officer for injuries received in the performance of your duty?
The answer in YES – but only in the limited circumstances enumerated in G.M.L. 205-e.
Can you sue other persons for injuries received in the performance of your duties?
Once again, the answer is YES – and you may have both a “common law” claim under G.O.L. 11-106, and a statutory claim under G.M.L. 205-e.
The laws governing claims and lawsuits brought by police officers injured in the line of duty are quite different than claims brought by civilians. It is imperative that the attorney representing you be knowledgeable and experienced in this field of law.
If you are injured, it is most important that you consult with an attorney knowledgeable in the field and experienced in representing police officers as soon as you are able. Insurance companies must generally be provided with prompt notice of claims and the law imposes strict limitations as to when claims can be made, especially in cases against municipal entities.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INJURED: Consult a lawyer who is familiar with your rights as a Police Officer. Be sure to advise him of any facts or circumstances which may demonstrate a statutory violation under G.M.L. 205-e. If you have any questions, call me to set up a free consultation. If you have a valid case, and you decide to have me represent you, there will be no attorney fee until we successfully resolve your case by settlement or verdict.
Frank J. Laine, Attorney at Law Telephone (516) 937-“1013"
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