Your Attorneys For Claims Against A Government Entity
When you learn the individual who hit you in a motor vehicle crash works for a government agency or affiliated organization, your case becomes more complex. Fortunately, our attorneys at Martin Law, LLC, have substantial experience representing personal injury clients against government entities for the negligent conduct against their agents or employees.
What Makes Personal Injury Claims Against Governmental Entities Different?
The first thing you need to know if you were injured by an employee or agent of a governmental entity is that you must file a document called a Notice of Claim as soon as possible. You may have only one year to file a Notice of Claim against a municipality (two years under the Federal Tort Claim Act) or you lose your right to seek compensation later on. One of our experienced attorneys will help you determine if a notice of claim is needed and file it promptly.
In some cases, such as a collision involving a police vehicle, it is clear that a governmental entity is involved. But there are also situations involving an organization partly funded by the county, state or federal government. The implications of whether the rules for personal injury law involving a government entity applies or not can affect many things, including how much you can potentially recover. We will help you avoid errors and resolve your claim efficiently.
Know Your Rights In Cases Involving Governmental Entities
For claims against local public entities, a claimant would only have one year to file a lawsuit, and they may have to give notice within just six months of the injury. Due to these deadlines – formally known as “statute of limitations” – we strenuously recommend you contact us as soon as possible after an injury occurs so that you do not inadvertently waive any of your rights. Call 847-956-0000 to reach our Arlington Heights, Illinois, office and schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers about personal injury law and government entities.