When your accident has been completely or partially caused by a government entity or one of its employees, the rules completely change. Government defendants can get their own rules for who can sue them and when. Whether you’re pursuing a claim against your city, the state of Nebraska, or the federal government, there can be hurdles to clear and strict guidelines to follow.
Time limits for filing a claim
If you miss the deadline, your case may not be completely washed up. If you didn’t realize at the time that a government entity could be to blame, you may be able to file a late claim if you can present good reason for the delay. Missed deadlines should never be the reason not to file a claim, even if late filing does make the process more difficult for injured parties.
State or Federal
Tort Claims Act
Suing the federal government is much different than suing a private citizen. If you have an injury claim against the following you may be able to sue under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Who is Liable?
Hiring a Government Negligence Lawyer
Suing the government is much more complicated than suing a private citizen. Hiring an injury attorney can make certain that requirements are met and rules are followed. An attorney can sort through the details of a case and offer insight as to whether to file a claim, who to sue, and how much compensation to expect. Contact Berry Law Firm today for your free consultation.
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