Government Negligence And The Federal Tort Claims Act
How to Seek Compensation for an Injury Caused by Government Negligence
The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) allows parties who are injured by federal government negligence to file a lawsuit. The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) permits certain claims for injuries and prohibits other claims. The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) requires the injured person to follow certain requirements to properly establish a claim. The requirements are both very specific and very heavily enforced; if any requirements are not met, your claim may become invalid and you may be eligible to receive any compensation for your injury. The attorneys at Andrews & Sanders Law Offices in Savannah and coastal Georgia know these requirements and are here to help you navigate filing a claim after experiencing government negligence.
Generally, an injured party is required to file a written notice of claim with the negligent federal agency within two years of the date the claim accrues. Determining when a claim accrues is different in every case and is something you should discuss with an attorney like one of ours, who is experienced at dealing with claims of this complexity. Failure to properly file a notice of claim against the negligent federal agency within two years prevents the injured party from filing suit against the federal government, and ever getting compensation for the injury you suffered due to government negligence.
After the negligent federal agency is served with the notice of claim, the agency generally has six months to take action on the claim. If the agency does not take action within 6 months or denies the claim, the injured party can file a lawsuit, in United States District Court, against the agency. Again, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) provides special rules for the case in Court. The attorneys at Andrews & Sanders Law Offices know these requirements and are here to help you navigate the Federal Tort Claims Act after suffering from government negligence.
Remember, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) is a very complex federal statute and therefore it is important that you contact our office as soon as you have been injured. The statute is complex and technical; if the statute is not followed exactly then you may lose your right to bring a claim. If you or someone you know has been injured by any negligent act of the federal government or a federal government employee, contact the attorneys at Andrews & Sanders Law Offices and let us help you navigate the Federal Tort Claims Act.
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If you have questions regarding the FTCA and how to file a claim of your own, you can find answers on our Federal Tort Claims Act FAQs page. It is our goal to answer as many of your questions as possible so that you are informed and able to determine what your next step is after experiencing an injury due to government negligence.
The personal injury attorneys at Andrews & Sanders Law Offices in Savannah and coastal Georgia are experienced and adept at handling injury cases of all types. In addition to our government negligence practice area, we also help clients who have been injured in vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, nursing home injuries, medical malpractice and more. If you are unsure if your claim falls under the FTCA or another type of personal injury, you can still get compensation for expensive medical bills and your pain and suffering. If you have suffered a severe physical injury due to the negligence of another party, you shouldn’t have to suffer financially as well. Let our legal team help you today.