I’m being sued by state farm insurance for an accident that occurred when I was a police officer THAT I WAS NOT FAULTED FOR.
3 attorney answers
It doesn't matter if you are no longer a police officer in the city where the accident occurred. Your former department should provide you with a defense.
Contact the city's Risk Management Dept. and inform them of the situation so they can provide you with an attorney since you were on the job as a law enforcement officer at the time.
It doesn't matter that the police officer who investigated the case stated you were not at fault, as the police do not get to determine liability in a civil lawsuit. That is up to the judge in a bench trial or a jury in a jury trial.
Please do not message me for further advice or call my former law firm if you have any further questions. If you are in need of an attorney to assist you, please search for another attorney in the jurisdiction involved in your case, as I am now retired, and my former law firm is no longer handling these types of cases. I am active on AVVO and answer questions only as a public service at this point.
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