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Police – Injury on Duty FAQ

The Law Offices of Jason M. Ranallo, P.C. represents Massachusetts Police Officers, Massachusetts Troopers and Massachusetts Firefighters who were injured in the line of duty.

For over a decade, Attorney Ranallo has represented hundreds of injured Police Officers throughout the Commonwealth. You put your life on the line every day that you put on your uniform, and an injured police officer should hire an attorney who understands the work that you do and what your injury and loss of detail and overtime income truly mean to you and your family.

The Law Offices of Jason M. Ranallo, P.C. represents injured police officers and state troopers and their families for injuries sustained as a result of:

  • Police cruiser accidents
  • Road details
  • Directing traffic
  • Stolen motor vehicle chases
  • Foot pursuits
  • Resisting arrest
  • Dog bites
  • Animal attacks
  • Slip and fall Incidents
  • Snow and ice Incidents
  • Wrongful death

1. What types of damages can I recover?

Damages include, but are not limited to payment for pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and economic loss (including lost detail and overtime pay).

2. How long do I have to bring a claim or file a lawsuit against the responsible party?

Generally, there is a three-year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties, with limited exceptions. Which means, if you do not file a complaint in court against the proper party(ies), you will never be able to recover monies from them or their insurance company for your injuries. However, if the action is against the Commonwealth or a city and town, there are strict time-sensitive notice requirements that must be made long before the three-year statute of limitations. There are also many different notice and time requirements that may apply depending on the type of claim or the responsible party.

That is why it is critical to contact us immediately after you are injured. Also, most of the time, we are able to resolve the claim with the responsible party(ies) insurance company long before the statute of limitations expires, or the need to even file a lawsuit.

Let us show you what our knowledge, experience, and skills can do for you or your loved one. Your case will always be our top priority. Call or contact us today!

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