Government Liability Claims Attorneys in California

At E&L, LLP, our government liability lawyers know that a public administration or entity — including government agencies, employees, and contractors — is just as capable of exposing our residents to dangerous conditions as premises that are privately owned and operated.

The difference is, the laws that govern how and when we can pursue a government entity for their liability for our client’s injuries are strict and obscure, which act as a deterrent for most people who simply do not have the time, energy, or capital to achieve success.

Our government liability attorneys in provide injury victims with the resources they need to pursue financial recovery from the municipality that can be proven to have caused their injuries. Our experience and approach to providing solutions for our clients provide the confidence they need to pursue the best outcome for their unique claim inside and outside the courtroom.

What Laws Allow Me to Sue California’s Local or State Government After I Have Been Injured on Municipal Property or By a Government Employee?

Some of the most common types of personal injury claims that are filed against local, city, or state government agencies are possible through the California Tort Claims Act and the Federal Tort Claims Act.

These laws create obstacles for our injured residents, including how much compensation they can pursue, shortens the statute of limitations for filing a claim, and creates strict deadlines that can hinder your chances of success without an attorney leading the charge.

At E&L, LLP, our personal injury attorneys understand the nuances of government liability and have the resources and proven track record of success to help our residents pursue their rights and legal options for getting the compensation they need to care for their injuries.

What are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims Filed Against California Public Entities?

Negligence knows no bounds including in government buildings, on public property, or other municipally operated offices throughout California.

They may include:

  • Traffic accidents with municipal cursor trucks
  • Public transportation accidents
  • Roadway defects, negligent road design, and unsafe road conditions
  • Improper traffic control in congested areas and construction zones
  • Dangerous conditions of public property
  • Medical malpractice
  • Claims against public schools, including injuries and sexual abuse
  • Claims against law enforcement, including improper treatment, excessive force, and police shootings
  • Assault and battery on public property due to improper security

At E&L, LLP, our government liability personal injury attorneys provide our clients with the confidence they need to pursue a public entity for injuries they sustained due to the agency’s negligence.

Seeking compensation for negligence does not end with government involvement, and our experienced personal injury lawyers will fully outline your case, so you know what to expect from the process, as we aggressively pursue the best outcome for your unique injury circumstances.

What is the Process for Filing a Government Liability Claim in California?

If you have been injured on government property, talk to an experienced government liability personal injury attorney right away to ensure your case is eligible for a claim.

Since the statutes, timelines, and deadlines are different when pursuing a government agency, time is of the essence in their cases.

First, our skilled government liability attorneys must file a notice of claim, which alerts the entity that they are being pursued financial recovery and must be submitted properly to the right agency, during a specific timeframe the first time.

The claim must be submitted with a detailed outline of who was injured, where he or she was hurt, the agency’s specific details including the employee who was involved, when applicable the facts of the accident that support our client’s claim, and the number of damages incurred during the accident.

In the State of California, the notice of claim against a government entity must be filed within six months of the date of injury or death.

The timeframe in which the claim is filed is very important, as the strict deadlines associated with a personal injury claim against the government leave no room for error, which is why having an experienced government personal injury lawyer by your side can make all the difference in obtaining the financial recovery you are entitled to for your injuries.

Can I Pursue a Claim if a Government Employee Caused My Injury?

If your injuries were caused by a person who works for the government, your personal injury claim against the municipality where he or she is employed will be dictated by the circumstances of your accident.

Under our California torts, a government entity may be held liable for injuries caused by its employees when the employee was acting within the course and scope of their employment or carrying out a government/public agency function.

If the government employee was not working in some capacity at the time of the accident that causes your injury, we may be able to pursue them as a private citizen, just as we would during a standard civil claim.

The same is true for contractors who work for the government, as our laws follow the same standards for contracted employees as they do for actual employees.

Have You Been Injured on Government Property or By a Government Employee?

At E&L, LLP, our government liability personal injury attorneys can help you make sense out of a very complex legal statute that may allow you to pursue the government entity that caused your injuries during an accident of any kind where they were negligent in some capacity.

If you have been injured on public property, inside a government building, or by a government employee or contractor who was fulfilling their duties as part of their employment at the time of the injury, contact our E&L, LLP personal injury lawyers today by calling (213) 213-0000, for a free case evaluation and consultation.

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