For Over 30 Years

Aggressive Personal Injury
Legal Representation

blog home Auto Accidents Marietta Police Officer Injured in Traffic Crash

Marietta Police Officer Injured in Traffic Crash

By Grant Law Office on August 7, 2012

A 26-year-old Marietta police officer was injured in a Georgia traffic accident when a pickup truck struck him as he directed traffic. According to a news report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the injury accident occurred on the Canton Road Connector north of Church Street extension in Marietta. Officials say the officer was attempting to stop traffic to allow an emergency vehicle to leave the site of an earlier crash when a silver Nissan Titan pushed a black Ford F-150 into him. He suffered serious but non-life- threatening injuries. Investigators are looking into filing charges against the 52-year-old driver of the Nissan for crashing into the stopped Ford.

Police officers are often in danger of suffering a serious or fatal accident. According to The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, traffic accidents are the leading cause of police officer fatalities. In the year 2010, there were 73 officers killed in traffic accidents. That number reflects an increase of 43 percent from the previous year. In those accidents, 50 officers were killed while in an automobile, 16 officers were fatally struck by vehicles while working outside of their own vehicle, six were killed in motorcycle crashes, and one was fatally injured in a bicycle accident.

Police officers who are injured on the job can pursue financial compensation for their losses through workers’ compensation benefits. In such cases, compensation should be available for their medical bills and a portion of their lost wages. In cases involving negligence, the at-fault party can be held accountable for the damages suffered by the officer as well. A skilled personal injury lawyer can help victims understand all of the legal options available to them.

The experienced Atlanta traffic accident injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Wayne Grant, P.C., have a history of helping Georgia car accident victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, please contact us at (404) 995-3955 for a free consultation.

Related Articles:

Posted in: Auto Accidents

Contact us today for a free and comprehensive case evaluation.

We require no legal retainer or upfront fees,
and you pay nothing unless we prevail.

Phone: (404) 995-3955

Our Results

Wrongful Death Day Care Case

View More

Firm News

Susan G. Komen standing next to a tent

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

Kim Grant participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, walking over 60 miles over three days and raising ...

Habitat for Humanity Employee

Habitat for Humanity

Kim and Wayne Grant have worked on two Habitat for Humanity Houses and look forward to working on more ...

Baby in Child seat

Grady Hospital Volunteer Work

Kim Grant has donated volunteer hours in Atlanta, including rocking babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Grady ...

Read more news

Our Blog


Dealing with Mental Trauma After a Bad Car Accident

A car crash can be a traumatic experience, not only physically but also mentally. Emotional trauma should be…


Two Recent Georgia Supreme Court Cases on Negligent Security

Negligent security can be a premises liability issue. A lawsuit may be brought against a property or business…


Taking Car Accident Photos That Can Best Support Your Claim

Using your phone camera in the aftermath of a car accident can be more powerful than you might…

Read more news
Grant Law Office

Grant Law Office Disclaimer: The legal information offered herein by Grant Law Office, is not formal legal advice, nor is it the formation of an attorney client relationship. In order for our firm to be considered your attorney there must be a signed agreement between the client and the firm. Any results set forth herein are based solely upon the circumstances of that particular case and offer no promise or guarantee on the outcome of any other case. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation.

© 2023 Grant Law Office - All rights reserved.

Photos by Carroll Morgan - Buckhead On-Site Photography | Website Design and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting SLS ButterflyScholarship
*Wayne Grant has been practicing law since 1979. Grant Law Office was founded in 2000.